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Wrapping, Wreathing, And Blinging Ideas

Posted by terrepruitt on December 23, 2014

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Zumba, PiYo, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex City of San Jose, San Jose Group Ex classes, YMCAWow!  I am always amazed at other people’s creativity.  Have you seen that video on how to make a bag?  I know one of the reasons to buy a gift bag is because you don’t have to “wrap”.  I mean there is no measuring, no cutting, no folding, and no taping.  But sometimes the item you need to wrap is odd-shaped or you can’t find the right sized bag.  I have been running into the issue that if the bag is tall enough it is not deep enough.  It is almost as if they think anything tall is just a picture frame.  Well, the Meredith Show had on a woman who shows how to make the perfect sized bag in a few minutes.  I am all done with my wrapping so I thought I would forget about this video by the time next year comes around, but then I realized I am NOT done with posting for this year.  I thought I might as well post it now because that will help me remember for next year.  Or ANYTIME during the year I have an odd-shaped gift to wrap.  Right?  This trick does not have to be reserved for Christmas.  (Click the pic to go to the video.)

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Zumba, PiYo, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex City of San Jose, San Jose Group Ex classes, YMCAThen I just saw a video where a woman named AJ made a wreath using round ornaments.  I LOVE those types of wreaths!  I didn’t listen to the video.  I also didn’t watch the entire thing . . . I scanned through it quickly.  She made a huge wreath.  And it was soooo pretty.  I really, really love those.  I had wanted one for a long time, so eventually I bought one a long time ago.  It is plastic though.  Probably better for storing. Not sure if AJ used plastic ornaments.  I did listen to the first few seconds where she said she bought Dollar Store ornaments (which is see now is the title of the video).  Another brilliant thing!  So AJ has a craft room and she made a video of how to make a wreath with a wire hanger and round Christmas Tree Ornaments.  Thanks, AJ!  (Click the pic to go to the video.)

While I was on YouTube looking at AJ’s video, I spotted Cyinthialoowho’s ornament.  And I wanted to see how she made that blingy thing.  Well, I didn’t spend the 15 minutes it takes to watch the video.  I scanned through it again.  I kind of like it just with the string and the paint.  Any version of this ornament I like.  I love ornaments like this and they are very expensive.  I am not sure that all of the stuff to make it would cost less, but I might just check it out.  (Click the pic to go to the video.)

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Zumba, PiYo, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex City of San Jose, San Jose Group Ex classes, YMCASo I have a few ideas that I LOVE, that I wanted to document.  The bag from wrapping paper does not have to be just for Christmas.  The wreath . . . . well, I love the idea, but not sure who I could give one to.  And the ornaments, I would have to start early so, hence a good reason for me to post NOW.  So I can have it at the ready for next year.

Thank you Meredith, AJ, and Cynthialoowho for your ideas.

In my last post I asked for your ideas.  What have you got?  Do you make homemade ornaments or wrapping paper?  Do you make wreaths?

2 Responses to “Wrapping, Wreathing, And Blinging Ideas”

  1. Wow, these women really dazzle with their creativity in crafting. Though I do consider myself a creative…I don’t have a crafty bone in my body. Something about when I go to work with my hands in that way just doesn’t come together. But kudos to you and and all the others for adding such beauty to the wrappings in our life. Happy New Year, Terre!

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