Gift Wrap Matters Too, Yo!

The Gals are getting punchy so watch out… in this episode they start off giggling and singing and end in much the same way so you are in for a fun one today. Sharon and Katie talk about the don’ts of gift wrapping and then get into the dos with many tips and suggestions. You learn about everything from the special protocol that applies when gifting to people with December birthdays, to sneaky ways to keep your young children less obsessed with what is inside the packages under the tree while the holiday approaches.

We are going to keep it short and sweet on the blog this week because we are in Christmas gift crafting hell over here! So far Katie has completed a scrolled paper monogram in a shadow box, three crocheted scarves, a pair of crocheted boot slippers, and 1 ½ of a pair of knitted wool socks… and she still has to finish and original art piece, sew a very large utility kilt, and get the other half of that second sock knitted. And Sharon has been up to her elbows in soap making while trying to pack for her upcoming move and keep track of all animals on her little farm (animals include her two boys and husband).

Here as some links to REALLY cool gift wrap ideas! In fact, we are pretty bummed that one of us didn’t think of them first! In this first link our favorite is the third one… really, we wish we had the idea! It is awesome! http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/christmas-crafts/gift-wrapping-ideas#slide-1

And here are some more really great ideas! http://www.shelterness.com/more-than-100-cool-diy-christmas-gift-wrapping-ideas/

Katie brought up handmade cards as an afterthought at the end of the episode and because we thought they deserved a little more attention, here are some links to pretty cool and easy handmade cards.
http://www.madiganmade.com/2012/11/easy-handmade-holiday-cards.html

http://www.bhg.com/christmas/cards/homemade-christmas-cards/

If you have some cool pictures of your wrapping jobs this year, or you have ideas to share, or a wrapping disaster story to tell us, please email us at twoartsygals@gmail.com. Next week the gals are just going to jibber-jabber about their holiday preparations and have a little controlled freak-out session… we encourage you to grab a drink and freak out with them but until then, make some cool shit, yo!

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