Wednesday, December 20, 2017


                               Its a Wrap!

This is such an easy way to wrap a small gift like jewelry or lotion. Draw, cut, glue, fill and tie!

1.Draw your sock template on the inside of wrapping paper. A solid metallic is easy like gold or silver. Be sure when drawing that you draw two sides and one side that is opposite.

2.Cut out both pieces of your stocking.

3.Leaving the top of the stocking open spread glue about 1/4" from the edge so it will have a border.

4.The hardest part is setting the top piece over the bottom piece as you fit this on slowly press the glue edge down as you push the glue to the outside edge. It will get messy but do not fear! After you have both pieces secure take a damp paper towel and gently rub any glue off the outside of the stocking. This will work great if using a metallic type of wrapping.

5. Fill the stocking with tissue paper and your gift. Seal with glue around the opening and tie your ribbon to tape to the top. Spread the bow gently apart and trim any edges on the sock that are showing. Finally, add a beautiful tag--(this one is from target) and THAT'S A WRAP!

         Happy Holidays!... Be well and Forge on, Penman

                      p.s.  Need A Tree Topper?
Spray paint a few branches of magnolia leaves the main color of your tree ornaments and set them around the top. I used silver and florist wire to attach mine and it added a few inches of height as well!
This can be made into a larger crown of sprayed leaves and twigs for a more dramatic look for the cost of a can of spray paint!


  1. I am always looking for ways to use up the wrapping paper that did not quite fit the present, these filled stockings seem like they could be used for that. Waste not want not.

  2. Oh yes, little goodie sacks in fun shapes can be made out of all those left over scraps of wrapping paper! I so agree with your words, "waste not want not." It helps promote our own creative juices instead of the constant yearning for something new that just gets old again.


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