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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Since I probably won't have time to get online tomorrow, I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas today.

Thanks to Older and Wisor, I figured out how to have the bling (I know, I can't believe I said that either) of a Christmas tree without the hassle of putting up a Christmas tree.
I also finally figured out how to wrap presents in the Christmas fabric I bought several years ago. I originally made a few bags out of it, which resulted in blobs under the Christmas tree. Then I tried furoshiki which was a bit bland for Christmas. But this year I figured out how to use it like paper gift wrap using only the bow to hold it together.

If you've read my blog long, you know I hate greeting cards of any kind, Christmas, birthday, etc. It's the expense of buying a card, sending it, just so someone can look at it and throw it away. Same with gift wrap and ribbon, plus the added chance of throwing away part of a Christmas gift. The fabric wrap and wire ribbon can be reused every year. Reuse, Recycle - part of the three R's. I love it.


  1. Ah, a lady after my own heart. I always thought greeting cards and most occasions for them were invented by the card makers for money and only money.

    Good way to wrap presents - I will have to remember it for next year. Your mantle is absolutely beautiful, but I didn't expect anything less from you!!!

  2. I love the idea of wrapping gifts in fabric. I will also remember that for next year. Beautiful mantel. Merry Christmas

  3. What a wonderful idea.

    Have a lovely Christmas and a great 2012.


  4. That Gift turned ut beautiful. Merry Christmas!

  5. Merry Christmas and your bling looks wonderful.

  6. Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Your "Treeless, recyceful Christmas display looks beautiful!

  7. Great ideas and it looks so pretty! Happy New Year.

  8. Very cool wrapping fabric and I love the bow. Happy 2012:)


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