My favorite part of this year’s wrapping strategy is getting to finally use up some of my fabric and yarn stash. I didn’t have enough left of this linen to really do much with, but it was perfect for wrapping around a cylindrical gift (tied with string at each end, with a small piece of double-sided tape used to hold things together at the seam).
I’ve got a whole skein of this yellow yarn (a perfect match for LSU gold, might I add), but I can’t even tell you the last time I knit or crocheted something. My attention span is getting shorter in old age and those types of projects just take too dang long. So I used some of that lovely yarn to create an off-center band of color around this simple brown box. A few dabs of hot glue at each end and periodically throughout keep it secure.
Now for the part where I make fun of my husband’s sweet efforts. His use of yarn is a little more minimalist.
Hahahahaha oh that man really struggles with gift wrap, but he’s trying so hard this year. Those end pieces are just so tricky, even on a plain ol’ rectangle of a box. Here’s another one from him. I suggested the linen bow when he was complaining that it looked so sad.
There was a time in our relationship when I was lucky to get a gift wadded up in a plastic grocery bag, so I’m not complaining. I think it’s sweet that he’s really trying. He even asked me for lessons. And he picked out everything on his own this year! I have no idea what he’s giving me. A few years ago he actually gave me money to just go and get my gift myself. This is the first time ever that I’ll be surprised, and I’m sure whatever is inside those lovely little packages will thrill me to no end.
I’ve still got some more packages to tie up with string (or yarn, fabric, or doilies), so if you’re still looking for inspiration come tomorrow check back here for pics of my final few. Otherwise, have a very merry Christmas (or a great weekend, if the holiday isn’t your thing)!