GIFT WRAPPING for fun & charity

Thursday, November 25, 2010 2 Comments A+ a-

Gift wrapping has become the 'new cool craft', another way to express yourself creatively, while putting a smile on a loved ones face. This Christmas Vision Australia, in conjunction with Myer stores are giving FREE lessons in 'gift wrapping'! Vision Australia are looking for volunteers to give a few hours of their time over the holidays to  gift wrap for a cause. There are still lots of spaces to be filled in the Sydney, Australia area so all your help is greatly needed. So if you want to show your support, raise money for charity you can register your details on; 1300 84 74 66 or visit Vision Australia website. All funds raised from the gift wrapping will support Vision Australia's essential services for children who are blind or have low vision. I will be lending my support this Christmas....with my gift wrapping....expertise..
As you can see by the pictures below I have been really getting into gift wrapping of late!

Since I got a package from paper store Upon a Fold, that comes with a 'how to' on making origami hearts, I have been making and putting them on all my presents!

For this one I just used paints and textas, coloured in polka dots and stuck them on red tissue paper.

Love cats and this vintage cat paper! Added brown paper & Mt Tape for the name or address area! You could also use old children's books, newspaper or old street directory maps for wrapping as well!

A few months ago I was inspired by Kate Spades 'suprise ball' gift wrapping, so I decided to create my own version for my Nephew's birthday. With coloured streamers, textas and a Spiderman on hand, I made a......

Spiderman web- surprise ball!

As you can see my Nephew loved this and had a great time un-raveling the 'Spider web'! Such a simple thing that creates sooooo much fun!

How cute is he in his Spiderman suit & mask with his new spiderman toy!

My sister (left) and I (right) volunteering at the Penrith NSW Myer store!


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December 21, 2010 at 3:01 PM delete

Great idea...i'm going to call up now!

December 21, 2010 at 3:07 PM delete

Yumi you are too sweet! They need all the volunteers they can get :)
Merry Christams