When I was in high school, I worked at a clothing store. My kooky boss loved to sing that ZZ Top song that included the lyrics "wrap it up... I'll take it... wrap it up!" Anyway, that's what popped into my mind when titling this post.
We have an annual tradition of making our own Christmas wrapping paper on the day after Thanksgiving. It's generally a day with not much to do, so this is a fun project. I buy a big roll of white paper at Michael's and try to come up with a new technique each year. This year we tried spray bottles.
They clogged up a lot which was a bit frustrating. (Yes, I thinned down the paint. Still clogged.) But the results were still wonderful -- and quick!
Here is the finished product! I think I saw this idea about using paint chips for gift cards in Real Simple magazine. Genius, I thought. And off I went to Home Depot for a large selection.
Actually, they had lots of paint chips in green greens, but not too many red reds. Oh well. In fact, I've run out of paint chips and must make another trip to the hardware store. The boxes look so festive under the tree and we are all ready for a fun holiday season. Grma and Grpa arrive today. Claire has two more days of school and Benjamin just one. We've also got a laundry basket full of presents to bring to the other family up in St. Louis after Christmas.
Maybe I'll run into you at Home Depot today. You can find me in the paint department. I'd love to wish you a Merry Christmas!