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Hand made gift receptacle

Having read the support stuff, I see I can't post a photo on the forum, so here it is.
It looks a bit brighter than in real life, and I haven't added the ribbons as handles yet. You'd make a small hole (shown) on each side because only two tends to make it tip. The tissue gives a great texture, but you could also do this just with regular wrapping paper:

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Posted at 3rd Nov 2008 - 05:06PM   Posted by Expatmum   Hand made gift receptacle Comments: 12

Ivy's Avatar So what do you out iside felt slippers?Razz

Posted by: Ivy on 3rd Nov 2008 at 06:26PM

Milla's Avatar thanks EPM! Looks great, like a sort of exploding firework. Very pretty. vaguely regretting throwing away a shedload of glitter last week!

Posted by: Milla on 3rd Nov 2008 at 06:53PM

OOh, never throw away glitter!

Posted by: Expatmum on 3rd Nov 2008 at 07:17PM

Faith's Avatar Just found the post in the Crafters forum. Its a great make Expatmum. Very effective.

Posted by: Faith on 3rd Nov 2008 at 09:41PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Now see, that's great but if I tried it would look like something a toddler had made.....and that's being rude to toddlers.

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 3rd Nov 2008 at 09:50PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Yup me as well Jane . . . I just don't have the knack . . . my Xmas wrapping looks like the dog has savaged it . . . or at the very least it needs ironing . . . the present NOT the dog . . needs ironing . . do keep up . . Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Westerwitch on 3rd Nov 2008 at 10:22PM

Jackofall's Avatar Now you CAN post htis photo on the forum as it has a web address, namely, which is the location (ie URL) it has since it's been posted on the Common Room, so you can use that for forum postings (just cut and paste the address in the address bar when you click on View Image or whatever it is your browser says).

Posted by: Jackofall on 3rd Nov 2008 at 10:25PM

Frances's Avatar The colors are beautiful, Expat, and you have given us a good idea for holiday wrapping ... and plenty of time to practice.

Jacko, you are also very kind to show how to put a photo up in the forum. I just wish that I could put into practice all the tips that you have given us over the months ... almost years.

Still, if I ever do get around to expanding my fledgling web skill, I know where to turn.

Thanks to you both!

Posted by: Frances on 3rd Nov 2008 at 11:46PM

Camilla's Avatar Such wonderful vibrant colours Expat, thanks for this tip for wrapping of gifts. I need to start my wrapping a little earlier this year, I always tend to leave it to the last minute.

Posted by: Camilla on 4th Nov 2008 at 01:28AM

Thanks Jacko. I am a bit useless. And ladies, the whole point of this one is you can't go wrong with it. Seriously. It's supposed to look artsy, hand-made and well, not perfect. The photo makes it look much flatter and polished than it is. It's probably good for teacher's gifts, or party host gifts as it doesn't travel well but is meant to make an impact. As I said, I'm reluctant to give them away, but they are tissue boxes at the end of the day!

Posted by: Expatmum on 4th Nov 2008 at 03:34AM

Faith's Avatar I have TWO square tissue boxes currently coming to an end, so might have a try at this just for fun. Talking about EJ was..... see I do keep up WW!....... this sort of thing is an excellent project to do with children, small or bigger, even you have children/grandchildren to keep amused (i'm putting my exchildminder hat on here). I think they'd enjoy it and make something pretty too.

Posted by: Faith on 4th Nov 2008 at 08:47AM

Pipany's Avatar I like this - will give it a go at the weekend with Lucy. Greta for her to put her handmade pressies in for Christmas (she's so darned organised she puts me to shame!) Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Pipany on 4th Nov 2008 at 09:51AM

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