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!