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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Using What You Have!

In this post I showed you the Minnie Mouse pillow case that I stitched up using what I had on hand for my oldest granddaughter's birthday.

Today, I want to share how I used what I had on hand to make the package look festive


Our little granddaughter is really into Mickey and Friends right now so since I had stitched her up a Minnie Mouse pillowcase, I thought it would be good to package it in similar wrappings.

The wrapping paper is actually 'christmas wrapping paper' left over from the holidays this year ....  (Perfect don't you think!)

I used fabric/silk ribbon to tie the big bow ...

and you see the cute little Mickey and Friends cut out ... well that came from the back of a coloring book!  I cut it out, glued it onto cardstock and then trimmed around that leaving 1/4 border.  I attached it to the package using tape on the underside.

I think the wrappings will fit her birthday theme perfectly and I was able to use things I had on hand to complete it!

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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This post linked to The Art of Homemaking Monday

23 comments:

  1. Oh Patsy, how perfectly adorable! I couldn't thing of a better way to wrap a Minnie Mouse themed gift! Love, Mimi xxx

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    1. I thought it came together rather well, Mimi!!!

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  2. Oh Patsi that turned out perfect! I love when things come together and we didn't really plan it that way.
    Blessings,
    Vicky

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  3. You really lucked out with having the right items for this gift and gift wrapping. I love the cut out from the colouring book. I thought it was a sticker when I first looked at the picture. Beautiful job, Patsy!

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  4. It all looks really fabulous together Patsy! Christmas paper can often be used for other purposes. I have plain blue, pink, purple and silver rolls here that came with marked down assorted rolls in packs. There is also striped paper in pinks, blues and silver. I am sure your granddaughter will just love her gift! Kaye xo

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    1. KayeB, it helps to think outside the box when clearance shopping doesn't it????

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  5. Your granddaughter is going to love her gift and the special way it was wrapped. Heck, I'd love it too! :)

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  6. She is going to love it. She's a very lucky girl to have such a thoughtful grandma like you.

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    1. tealady, I'm a grandmommie that loves being a grandmommie!

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  7. perfect gift and package for the Miss Minnie mouse fan. What a lucky little girl to have a nannie that makes things.
    I love to buy Christmas paper that can be used all year. I bought several of these polka dot and some red/white stripe after Christmas on clearance. Perfect for all occasions.

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    1. Thank you Judy, after Christmas is definitely the time to shop for Christmas wrapping paper!

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  8. That gift wrap is perfectly darling and I'll bet your granddaughter will love it! And how clever to use the cut-out from the coloring book. I'm going to remember that idea!
    Blessings, Leigh

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    1. Thank you a chatovercoffee, I had fun thinking through the 'now what have I got that will work' challenge!

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  9. You do make you wrappings look nice! I love the fact that you got that lovely polka dotted paper, which is perfect for Minnie Mouse. I'll have to remember the coloring book idea in the future. I also, get a huge sense of satisfaction when I can use something I have on hand in a new, or different way. Good job!

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    1. beckyathome, necessity is the mother of invention and sometimes you just have to think outside of the box!

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  10. Patsy you are one crafty Granny! Well done on all counts in the gift making process. I am trying very hard to use what I have on hand to put gifts together this year. My material and yarn stash needs tobe seriously culled, as I currently have nowhere else to stash it out of sight. So gifting is happening out of the craft cupboard/pantry. My DIL emailed me some beautiful PDF handbag and wallet patterns. I plan on using these along with my stash to put together gifts. It's a definite use what you have year in this household. Having said that, it's also very exciting to work within this challenge!

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    1. Jane Allan, you said it well, 'it's a definite use what you have year in this household' but that it is 'also very exciting to work within this challenge.'

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  11. Very cute Patsy, I'm sure this is a gift she'll remember forever :) My boys still have face washers (Batman and Thomas the Tank Engine) they were given by their great-aunty when they were four and two - they're now 25 and 23! And those face washers are still in the bathroom, threadbare though they are and they still talk about when Aunty Elaine gave them to them for Christmas :)

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    1. I love that story Cath! I hope my little granddaughter feels the same way about her pillowcase! Thank you for sharing that story, it made my day!

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  12. ADORABLE!!! She will love it and her grammy bunches! You are a good grandma.


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