I absolutely love presents wrapped in unexpected ways! One time, many, many years ago I had absolutely no wrapping paper to wrap a shirt I had bought for a friend who was celebrating her birthday. I emptied a box of rigatoni, placed the shirt inside and added a “bow” with various kinds of pasta (penne, tagliatelle nests and whatever pasta was in the pantry)! Such a fun way to offer a present! Although I now always have a bin full of wrapping paper for all occasions, plenty of ribbons and all the other essentials, I sometimes like to go for the unconventional way.
Like today. I used leftover scraps of metallic window screens and made individual pouches for a few presents I wanted to ship overseas. Those were remnants from window screen rolls that we used a while ago when placing window screens in the house. With a few buttons and some embroidery floss,
They turned out to be so special!
First, each present is wrapped into colorful tissue paper. A piece of window screen is cut to size and folded in two.
Then it is easily sewed with some embroidery floss. It literally takes a minute!
A piece of carton is slid inside the pouch with the name of the recipient and a wish.
A button or two are added to make sure that the present will stay in place.
Modern, colorful and very special! Perfect for any time of the year.
Mixing a piece of window screen from the hardware store with delicate tissue paper and embroidery floss….such an unexpected combination!
It’s officially the gift wrapping season! How are you wrapping presents this year?