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Melinda Pryor
Thanks for the gift wrap & Christmas decoration idea's
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JeannieSue Anderson

Great idea; tho't it out in color - like it best in white !

   
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Deb Longworth
A wellspring of creativity here. When my kids were young we decorated butchers paper or craft paper with string dipped in paint or hand cut sponges cut into shapes as stamps. Yarn, jute twine, fun strings or metallic twine are my favorite ties. Jute twine gets repurposed in my garden the following summer, otherwise the ties are neatly stored for next year. I always like to embellish the gift and always look for glittery or homespun or fake candy ornaments to throw in a tray so I have a good selection for a particular look to coordinate with the wrapping paper that I am using. I really enjoy the creative juices involved. Don’t forget about using small to medium paper bags. These can be embellished with washi tape and stickers, stamped, etc. Insert gift, fold over top, punch a couple of holes, thread, embellish and tie with a bow. One of these years, my grandchildren will help.
   

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