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July 7, 2010

June Gift Toppers Workshop Highlights

As you may know, I have been teaching workshops as part of my 'micro-business' (The Gifted Blog and its related endeavors). Here are some highlights from the June Gift Toppers Workshop!

5 awesome students x 3 gift toppers each = a good time.

This class had the most varied materials to work with so far. We had some unusual plastic bags for the pom-poms (above), and each participant brought their own Mylar bag to make a Mylar wrapper ribbon. There was a learning curve to adapt to the differences in materials, but everyone had a great attitude!

I decided to throw caution to the wind and buy - gasp! - colored tissue for our tissue paper blossoms (being unfurled above). In the hands of my students, they turned out beautifully!

I had a lovely time. We swapped stories of how our families wrap gifts. We marveled that one student's sister (a former professional) wraps her gifts with the seam at the edge of the box, making the gift wrap appear seamless. We were also very honored to have two self-professed "not crafty" women in the mix, who - as you can see - did wonderfully!

It's a joy to pass on the satisfaction of making something with your own two hands. One student went home and made a Mylar wrapper ribbon for her daughter's hair. She attached it to a ponytail holder and her little girl loves it. Sweet! Whether you've taken a workshop or not, I hope you give an idea on The Gifted Blog a try. There's nothing like doing it yourself!

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