Gift Wrapping “Paper”

Gift Wrapping “Paper”

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,

Buttons And Embroidery Floss - mydearirene

They turned out to be so special!

Purple Pouch - mydearirene

First, each present is wrapped into colorful tissue paper.  A piece of window screen is cut to size and folded in two.

Cut To Size - mydearirene

Then it is easily sewed with some embroidery floss. It literally takes a minute!

Sewing Window Screen Sachets - mydearirene

A piece of carton is  slid inside the pouch with the name of the recipient and a wish.

Slide A Note - mydearirene

A button or two are added to make sure that the present will stay in place.

Sewing A Button - mydearirene

Modern, colorful and very special! Perfect for any time of the year.

Yellow Pouch - mydearireneI used bright colors for the tissue paper, the embroidery floss and the buttons. The contrast against the dark gray screen makes all the difference!

Pouches - mydearirene

Mixing a piece of window screen from the hardware store with delicate tissue paper and embroidery floss….such an unexpected combination!

Green And Purple Pouches - mydearirene

Three Pouches - mydearirene

It’s officially the gift wrapping season! How are you wrapping presents this year?


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Hi! I'm Angelica! For the last ten years I've been sharing my cooking, home projects and ideas with my sister Irene. "Once Again, My Dear Irene" is just an extension of our daily chats. Moreover "My Dear Irene" Continue Reading