I finished all the gifts for the nephews and mailed them off yesterday. Phew! The only trouble I encountered was how to wrap some odd-sized, soft items without having to buy overly huge boxes. This is what I came up with.
Muslin bags! I cut large rectangles and sewed up two sides – actually, I used the serger so it didn’t matter if everything wasn’t lined up exactly so. I popped the items in and closed them with a bow. Had I thought of this sooner, I would have freezer paper stenciled or appliqued right onto those, you know, to dress them up a bit. Oh well. Maybe the kids can do that with their moms….just a thought. Of course, you can use any fabric, but I had this on hand and it is inexpensive, so it fit the bill. Also, it cost a lot less than a big gift bag and tissue would have. Finally, they were easy to throw in a box and send just like that.
I know I promised a finished project – that’ll be tomorrow. Back to my Christmas cards. Yes, that’s me, always at the last minute.