Photography: Sang An

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2001

Introduction

Quarters come in handy at the newsstand, campus laundries, and video arcades. Cover their utilitarian wrappers with candy cane hues.

materials

  • Roll of coins

  • Striped wrapping paper

  • Doublesided tape

  • Yarn

  • Cellophane

steps

  1. Cut a rectangle of striped wrapping paper on the bias, making it large enough to enclose the roll. Wrap roll, secure overlap with double-sided tape, and fold in ends. Or add decorative stripes with quilling paper (available at crafts or stationery stores): Wrap roll first in plain paper, attach quilling strip with doublesided tape, wind tightly around roll in a spiral motion, and tape end.

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  2. Wrap decorated rolls in cellophane, twist ends, and attach tags with yarn.

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