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Gift wrapping and packaging

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Woolen Pouches

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Large and small pieces of felted-wool sweaters can create a variety of attractive pouches: A hot-water-bottle cover was cut from a turtleneck sweater, an eyeglass case began life as an argyle sweater, a waistband forms the top of a tiny stocking, and a portion of a sleeve became a case for an MP3 player. 
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  • Paper
  • Felted wool
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Drawstring or button
  • Sewing kit
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Fold-up Box

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Plant-Care Gift Cards

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Memorable Gift Wrap

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The simple act of wrapping gifts takes on a ritual grace at holiday time. With each crease of the paper and knot of the ribbon, you are creating a tiny drama that will be played out when the package is opened. The ideas shown here are designed to be something of a tease: Colored tissue peeks through sheer white vellum; cutouts reveal hidden textures beneath. You can use specialty papers such as colored tissue, glassine, and waxed paper, but even ordinary materials become beautiful when used in an unexpected way.
Materials
  • For Christmas-Tree Silhouette: silver and gold paper
  • For Tower of boxes: sheet of glassine
  • For Tower of boxes: colored tissue paper
  • For purse shaped package: 12-by-27-inch piece of Japanese kozo paper
  • Utility knife
  • For purse shaped package: green paper and green satin ribbon
  • Bone folder or ruler
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Card Garlands and Candy Pouches

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Tinsel Stars

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Mistletoe Gift Seals

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