Dinosaur Eggs, Treasure Tubes and other effortless Gift Wrap

Dinosaur Egg raw

Don’t you hate it when it’s time to wrap your carefully thought out gift to find it is more difficult to wrap than you imagined?

You can just imagine what this looked like after it had been wrapped tightly for a Kris Kringle present …

FYI it's a wooden Back Massager.  What were you thinking?

FYI it’s a wooden Back Massager.                   What were you thinking?

The first question the recipient asked was  ‘Can my wife use this?’

The answer was ‘Yes’.  But because this Kris Kringle was anonymous, we all had a laugh.  Nobody, however, admitted nor confessed to buying it !

If concealing the nature of a gift causes you grief, think outside the box;  place your gift into something else repurposed by you, that not only is easy to wrap, but can be reused by the recipient.

 

How to make Dinosaur Eggs  Dinosaur Egg wrapped

This is a perfect wrapping for small gifts – especially for those going through a Dinosaur phase:  Remember Jurassic Park, Running with Dinosaurs, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and The Flintstones?

Insert your gift into two Roll-on Deodorant caps that you have thoroughly washed, sealed with tape  [ clear or decorative tape to suit the occasion ]

Add a round self adhesive label to use as a gift tag

Complete the look with some ribbon

Easy peasy!

How to make a Treasure Tube Treasure Tube

This is perfect for inserting Gift Vouchers, Money [ notes or coins ] or even a Treasure Map with clues as to whereto find the recipients’ Gifts

Wrap coloured paper around tube so that each end meets for a seamless join

Cut to size and apply craft glue or stick glue to the reverse side of the paper and carefully wrap it around the tube. You may need more than one layer if your paper is translucent.

If you need something a little larger try using a Pringle’s tube:

Pringles wrapping

How to make Gift Boxes for small gifts

Toilet Roll Gift Boxes

For instructions read post How to Save Money by making your own Gift Boxes

 

Gift Box with Ribbons

 

 

 

 

How to make Plastic Gift Boxes

For instructions read post How to make a Gift Box with Plastic bottles

How to make Gift Pouches    Vinegar bottle completed with paper weave

For instructions read post How to Make a reusable Gift Pouch from a Plastic Bottle

 

Coffee Canisters Covered

 

 

 

 

How to make Gift Canisters

For instructions go to post 4 easy steps to making Storage Canisters 

BEFORE These are the everyday items that have been Repurposed

BEFORE
These are the everyday items that have been Repurposed

This Snowball will be having a little lightly-chilling time over Christmas, however stay tuned, as next week a Guest Writer will be showing you how to make a decadent dessert using the Repurposing Principle

Thank you for all your support in 2014

Glenda

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3 comments on “Dinosaur Eggs, Treasure Tubes and other effortless Gift Wrap
  1. Hey, little spender! says:

    Very clever! Might give the Pringles one a go sometime soon.

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