Tom thought I was nuts. The sales people at West Marine thought I was nuts; especially while searching through the charts one Sunday morning, I mentioned that I was looking for just the right nautical chart to cut up and use for Christmas wrapping. I think they thought it was almost sacrilegious to deface a chart! (P.S. I did try to find one at Goodwill or the Salvation Army before opting for a brand-new one, but had NO luck in my search)
Step One: Pretty Gold Glitter Wrapping Paper
Step Two: Nautical Charts
Be careful, measure and position your packages to get the best effect
Step Three: Add the Ribbon and the Ornaments
Since I have so many sparkle shells (sort of embarrassing at how many I have!), I opted to use these pretties instead of a plain ornament.
And the finished packages!
Caron, those are too pretty to open - I just love them all!
Thanks Kim! The glitter paper made kind of a mess, but they were so pretty!
Love this idea -- we even have some old charts that now can be put to use! Thanks for the inspiration!
I wish you A MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
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