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September 14, 2011

Magpie Tendencies | Gift Wrap Everywhere

Gift Wrap Everywhere highlights items I've run across in daily life that are perfect for unconventional gift wrapping. Seriously, gift wrap is everywhere!

It could be called magpie tendencies - the compulsion to pick up pretty things and tuck them away like the fabled birds. I used the material from an old pair of khakis to make some pants for N. The pretty coral bias tape and shiny buttons caught my eye along the way.
Snipped! Saved! Future gift wrapping material for sure!

These trimmings actually languished in my sewing box for some time until I dove into my challenge for Drop-Dead Denim month: wrap gifts with a pair of jeans. The trimmed bias tape became the ribbon for my Happy Bow.

And the buttons added a little pop to the Ombre Gift Cuff.

If you haven't taken a closer look at these gift wrapping ideas at Michele Made Me, you can see my guest post right here.

Do you have magpie tendencies?

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  1. I would have done exactly the same thing and snipped that coral piping out of there and saved it. funny, if you think about it...

  2. @Michele Pacey - A kindred spirit! And PIPING...the word was totally slipping my mind when I was writing the post. Thanks for reminding me.

  3. I'm definitely a magpie, and I love all your photos in this post!

  4. @DuhBe - Hooray for magpies. And thanks for the compliment!

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    1. Ceci, thank you so much! I checked out your blog and love the MT Expo videos. Thanks for sharing those!


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