I like unusual wrapping ideas, which means I can only open Pinterest once per week. Any more than that, and I’d drown in the sea we call, “the internet”. Does anyone else find Pinterest visually overstimulating? I can only take so much. I had some ideas about adding felt birds to gifts, and because I had to make a stop at Hobby Lobby, I ran about looking for them. But then Sara and Kelly found these buttons: these unbelievably cute, ridiculously small buttons…they are actually called “micro minis”. Well, now…clearly they wanted to be made into something.
Just to give you an idea as to how small they are, I tried to find a visual comparison. Couldn’t find anything as small, but 6 could fit on a dime. My other addiction this season are curly-Q trees. Don’t ask me why. When Sara grabbed the bag of buttons, I just knew they wanted to be tree ornaments. So I traced this tree onto freezer paper and ironed it onto felt. It took embroidery scissors and some patience to cut out the detail, but I was really happy with the results.
And what’s better than one craft?
Two! I had 2 presents to give at a dinner on Saturday night, to friends I care about so very, very much. The presents weren’t handmade, but making something for the wrapping brought me a lot of joy. I thought about our year together, and how much they mean to me. It filled my heart and mind with warmth and love.
Tell me fellow crafters, what special wrapping plans do you have this year? And while we’re sharing secrets, I’ll let you know that I’m plum out of white paper. I used old Mickey Mouse Birthday wrapping paper and turned it inside out to wrap these presents. Digging through closets, cursing, and the inability to run one more errand is the mother of invention.