So....I want to share a few pictures from the Gift Wrap Party my daughter had at her home last Sunday....
It was a perfect Autumn day here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and there was plenty of hot cider, cocoa with all the fixings, and lots of yummy baked goods, including some delicious pumpkin bread, and cookies made from cake mix. (Have you had them? I will have to get the recipe from my daughter and share it...so good!)
We even got to dip apples in warm caramel sauce, and then each guest was given a can to take home as a party favor!
I like to wrap my gifts for the most part in brown paper, but I had lots of glittery boxes, bags, ribbons, and doo-dads to sparkle things up. The deep silver glitter has such a vintage feel to me. It reminds me of the old German Glass Glitter, you know?
By adding a simple adornment like an inexpensive Christmas decoration, a gift goes from ordinary to fabulous. I shared my favorite trick for wrapping wine bottles...simply wrap it by gathering up mylar tissue paper with a length of ribbon, add a little ornament, and then spray the top area of the gathered mylar with spray glue, and sprinkle mylar confetti (pearlecent or silver glitter confetti work nicely also!)See? It looks like it was meant for a party.
The same technique works well on the little take-out style boxes sold at craft stores...(so great for concealing a gift card!)
A bit of tulle, some snippets of ribbon, and a little mylar shred make all the difference..
(I have to admit that I quite enjoy wrapping presents far more than I like shopping for them, fighting the crowds, and trying to find that elusive perfect present.)
Everyone had a wonderful time at the party and I think they all were more than a little inspired to get home and start assembling their wrapping supplies.
I am thankful for time spent with friends, laughing and sharing ideas...and I guess I have to say that I am thankful for glitter.