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Wrap Star!

By Camilla Fabbri – Family Chic

Think outside of the box when wrapping your gifts this year. Here are a few different ways to dress up your presents –

Wrap a can in yarn, tuck in a candy cane as you go and tie with a knot to secure. Fill with wood shavings or shredded paper. This one is great for a gift of jewelry – just wrap jewelry in tissue paper, place in can and top off with wood shavings.
There are so many beautiful paper cups available in the stores these days- they’re pretty enough to hold a gift. Wrap gift in tissue paper, drop in cup & top with wood shavings. Using a hole punch, punch two holes opposite each other at the rim of the cup. Pull ribbon, yarn or jute across top of cup and tie with a bow.
A plastic raspberry container is reused (with a few adjustments) to hold a small gift.

To make your own raspberry gift box, first remove padding from inside and clean and dry container.
Cut out a piece of decorative paper big enough to cover the label and glue it on with a glue stick.
Pull yarn or ribbon through slots in container and cross and tie over the lid. Fill with wood shavings or shredded paper, attach an ornament and gift tag.

Camilla is a stay-at-home mother of two with a strong creative streak. With encouragement from her husband, she started this Family Chic in 2009 as a place to catch all of her ideas and begin the process of writing a book. She loves to create something from nothing. She finds it far more interesting to see what a person can create with very little money rather than unlimited funds. Family Chic is a blog about creative family living; rethinking everyday items and making the most out what you have (or what you can get cheaply) to make a fun and creative family home. Many of her ideas are quick, easy, inexpensive and green.

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