Hey everyone. . . I’m slowly emerging from under the rock that was my huge deadline at work. Between working long days and still attempting to stay health-fully nourished and rested, I am afraid much has fallen by the wayside. I am not one of “those people” who can do a lot, e.g. thrive while they’re super-busy. I go into survival mode. Them’s the breaks.
What’s been going on with you? Last weekend was my sister’s first bridal shower which is very exciting and also very crazy — the wedding is now around 40 days away and I have a lot to get done! So why not detour into a quick tutorial, right?
Well, it’s wedding related. I had wrapped up one gift already with some cute green chevron paper (from Target) and purple ribbon only to realize I was out of purple ribbon for the second gift. That was not happening on my watch! So with minutes to spare until my ride arrived, I grabbed some tissue paper (only thing I had in purple) and went free-form with it.
#1 – Cut your tissue paper into as close to the same size rectangles as you can get and stack together. I probably did about 3″ x 5″ or so. If you cut your pieces really small it might not work as well. If you cut them really large, you’ll have to do a lot of “fluffing” later to get any fullness . . . .
#2 – Gently fold/crease in half and staple.
#3 – Cut equal-ish strips out of each side of your creased and stapled tissue paper stack.
#4 – Fluff, crinkle and pop your way into a tissue paper pouf. Use double stick tape or a loop of tape to attach to your package and you’re ready to go!
See how well it all “goes” with her invites? Purple – check. Green – check. Chevron – double check. This is nothing super fancy folks but it does give a present a little extra “pop” I think. (Also wrapping it in electric green, burn-your-eyeballs-until-you-can’t-see helps as well).
And I took the chevron theme forward onto the invite I made for another wedding-related party — the bachelorette party!!
The theme is Cinco de Mayo and I can’t wait. Ten bonus points if you can properly identify the movie quote on back (Disclaimer: you can’t play this game if you are either a) my sister or b) my mother). Here it is bigger for you:
“There’s a difference between like and love. Because I like my Skechers but I love my Prada backpack.”
“But I love my Skechers.”
“That’s because you don’t have a Prada backpack.”
We’re headed up to Iowa this weekend for another shower. More to follow!