At Christmas, I came up with the best gift idea for the mother-in-law who has absolutely everything she could ever want or need... a Pandora bracelet. Everyone loves a beautiful piece of jewelry, she had really admired the bracelets previously, and the best part: we now know exactly what we're buying her for every birthday, Mother's Day and Christmas to come. Perfect!
So we went and picked out a new bead for Mother's Day, and the lady packaged it all up so lovely in the little Pandora box... but that's so... *done*, you know? I wanted to make something fun to package it up.
Can you guess how I made it? A toilet paper roll! I had one hanging around, because I'd had the idea to create some sort of packaging with it for the last publication call I was working on... but never got to it. Then I saw this post by Melissa Phillips, and knew immediately I had to try it.
Look at the perfect little tag, so there's no doubt who this is for:
I can't wait to make more of them, it looks *so* impressive in real life.
Of course, there must be a card to go with the gift!
I had actually created the card first, and if I am honest, it was for a publication call months ago. But it's exactly all the things Shirley loves, so it was perfect to use for her.
It was just a matter of putting together the right papers to make my little gift coordinate perfectly. They look so lovely together!
Now my hubby keeps cracking jokes about how he has to save all the rolls instead of putting them into recycling, because I keep making him look at this one. I won't lie, I can't wait to make more! Christmas, maybe? These would be perfect money holders, candy holders, or anything teeny that you have to wrap up... the wheels are turning!