Dad's Birthday Gift and Wrap4:00 PM
Friday night we went over to my Dad's place to celebrate his birthday. We had a really fun night and his wife Sherry cooked up a delicious feast. My Dad is not really a gift kind of guy. I wanted to bring him something though so I picked up some of his favorite snacks - cashews, pistachio's, chocolate and something else that looked really good - I hope he likes them - sea salt chocolate covered caramels. Yum!
I ended up "wrapping" his package with things I had on hand and I really loved how it turned out so here it is!
First, I ended up using some scalloped scissors and just cut down my brown paper bag from Whole Foods. Now I had my container. I arranged the food items and popped in this plant that is delicate looking and has a lot of character. I used some butchers twine and wrapped that around the brown paper bag to keep everything more secure. Oh - I also used my shredder and shredded comics to use as filler in the bottom of the bag. I like the soft colors of the comics. Sorry they can't be seen in the picture.
I wanted to add some character so I made a photocopy on heavy paper of a letter B disc that I have in my craft supplies. The letters come in handy for so many things. The B is for my Dad's last name.
Behind the letter B I used a new baking cup that I found just this week at the craft store. I didn't know at the time I purchased them that they would come in handy so quickly! They are ruffled and I loved the look. I folded it back on itself. Not sure if that makes sense. I used tape and a simple wooden skewer to attach everything together. Tape is behind the B and then on the cupcake liner and the stick in the middle. Very simple!
Well, that's it. Hope you like this easy wrap and hopefully my dad is enjoying a good movie along with his snacks!