Artdog Images of Interest
While researching creative gift-wrapping strategies for this month’s series, I discovered an interesting sub-genre of creative wrapping approaches: gifts that look like something else.
|Mary Dacuma’s creative gift-wrap evokes a chimney with stockings–your very own Santa-stop, whether your home has a fireplace or not.|
|Pair your chimney-and-stockings with a Santa suit, and everyone can say “Ho-ho-ho!” (also by Mary Dacuma)|
|No one will mind if this turns out to be a “stuffed shirt”–in fact, I suspect they’ll be pleased.|
|Your “Christmas shirt” can also sport suspenders . . . and candy “buttons,” too.|
|And speaking of candy, what sweeter way to disguise rolls of quarters (a great stocking-stuffer idea!) than this candy-roll look, attributed to Martha Stewart?|
Although these clever disguises won’t fool anyone, I bet they’ll amuse some of their recipients–and the givers will get extra “points” for creative approaches. Challenge yourself: what kind of creative “impressions” can your gift-wrap do?
Blogger’s note: Life intervened lat week, and although I had planned this topic to be last Saturday’s post, I never got it posted. So sorry! But it’s still not Christmas yet, so I figured this would still be timely. I hope you agree!
IMAGES: Many thanks to Mary Dacuma and E-How, for the chimney-with-stockings and Santa-suit gift wrap ideas. For instructions on how to re-create these looks, check the E-How page. The “stuffed” Christmas shirt and the shirt-with-suspenders gift wrap ideas are both from Lawrie Gullion’s “Christmas” Pinterest page. The quarter rolls disguised as candy are attributed to Martha Stewart, though I couldn’t find a direct link to this photo on her page of gift-wrapping wonders; I found this photo on the Room-Mom 101 Pinterest page.