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Monday, February 13, 2012

DIY Gift Deco

Instead of a box of random stuff that I got for the BF's last birthday, I decided to get something much more simple for him for Valentine's this year, which is ... I can't say, 'cause I haven't given it to him yet.

I can show him the wrapping, though. I got this standard wrapping paper from Memory Lane for RM2, and just randomly wrapped his present with it. I couldn't find a suitably sized box for it, so I just skipped getting a box altogether and wrapped his gift in the plastic wrapper that came with it.

I'm not a good gift wrapper as it is, and asking me to gift-wrap a none-angular, soft item would be potentially disastrous. My attempt at wrapping the BF's Valentine's present turned out alright - at least it looked normal, but a tad bit plain.

Most people would dress up plain wrapping with some ribbon, but since I don't have ribbon - or rather I'm too chicken and lazy to go through ALL of my mum's stuff looking for ribbon - I took a little inspiration from the BF's birthday present.

I gave him a jumble of stuff that I put in a box last year, and instead of letting everything roll and move around the box, I filled up the gaps with paper stars. I didn't make them purposely, but my sister and I had a hobby of making them when we were younger, and now we have bottles and jars lying around, filled with paper stars. Surprisingly they made very nice and functional "packing peanuts".

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Back to the topic, instead of using ribbon, I just took a few shiny stars that I found in my old Starbucks Frappucino bottle and just stuck it randomly at a corner of the present with some tape that I folded over itself. I considered using Superglue for that, but then I remembered that I had a tendency to mess up everything and get my fingers stuck together.

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There you go. Looks a little weird, but in my opinion it looks better than just the plain wrapping paper because it kinda looks like a wallet/purse.

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