Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fun Gift Wrap Idea

I did this for my daughter one year when I bought her a bunch of different colored and patterned socks.  This year I’m doing it for my granddaughter.  Take one of the empty cardboard tubes that your wrapping paper was wrapped around, some safety pins and your socks.


Safety pin all the socks together ~ toe to cuff until you have them all pinned together



Stick them in the tube.  You may need some help from a dowel, knitting needle or pencil to get it to go all the way through.  When you see it at the end, stop.


Wrap it up and stagger the paper if your paper is the same size as the tube, leaving some end paper.


Squeeze that end paper together so that the tube looks like a giant cracker and tie off with ribbon.  I didn’t have any curling ribbon so I just used what I already had in the house.  You could also use twine or string.  The curling ribbon looks really good though.


A gift of socks never looked so good and you’ll get some laughs when it’s opened and the socks are pulled out of the tube.  It makes me think of the neverending scarf trick that magicians do.




Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathy,
What a cute idea and a real surprise. I love this!


DIYbyDesign said...

You just made socks the show stopper Christmas morning. Wish I could be a fly on the wall to see the reaction. Great idea.

Amy Chalmers said...

Haha! That is a cute idea!!

KimMalk said...

That is such a cute idea, Kathy. I really like clever gift wrapping ideas--it keeps everyone guessing ;).

Marsha said...

Very clever, Kathy!!! I'll have to remember this.


Okio B Designs said...

That really is a cute idea! I'm giggling thinking of the baby pulling and pulling and pulling. =)


Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

What a wonderful idea. You are so creative! I will definitely keep this one in mind. I am sure the kids would love to receive a gift wrapped like this. How fun.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Very cute ! I bought baby socks so I'll have to use a paper towel roll.

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Kathy,

This is an adorable idea.


Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Cute idea...she will get a laugh out of that present - Happy Holidays!!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

That is a very cute idea!

Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

Kathy! How fun!
Our S. Korean girl loves socks. Obsessed. I now know how to wrap the socks I just got her!
How are you!? Merry Christmas!!

Debbiedoos said...

How cute! I love this idea Kathy. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Such a cute idea! I have to steal, I mean borrow this!!!
My daughter loves socks and it always seems redundant to stick them in her stocking!
I will try this instead! She will get a kick out of it for SURE.

Merry Christmas Kathy!
Have a wonderful holiday with your family.

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea! Great idea for a fun present! Stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

We have socks...but now instead of being stocking stuffers, they'll be paper roll stuffers (LOL), because this is SUCH a cute idea!! Very creative!! Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn said...

Now that is a cute idea!

Thank you for your kind words today.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Well, how smart is that. Wish I had known to do that last year when I gave a ton of socks to the grands.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

CHRISTmas Blessings from my mountain top to your home…May it be the best one ever..Hugs and Love Gloria.

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