Drab to Fab Gift

I was at the craft store the other day and a lady was looking at these candles that were
 3 for $10 or something ridiculously cheap.
She said - "Oh, these make the best teacher gifts."
So that's fine - you don't have to spend much on teachers for sure.
I think they are appreciative of anything from their students.
But here's a way to make that $3.50
candle look a whole lot more special.


This is so easy to do - just a few extra minutes to wrap.
All you crafty girls have all you need right at home.
Burlap
Ornament (any) - optional
Cinnamon Stick or Twigs from your yard or both
Twine (yarn, hemp, or strings from your burlap)
hot glue
to: / from:  tags
old book paper, newspaper or card stock
Can you see how it was done from the picture?
From this:
TO:
I added a little moss over my knots with a little hot glue - it holds that whole area in place.
Apply your average Joe To/From stickers to old book pages, newspaper or card stock,
I burned the edges of these old book pages that I found in the basement,
a Christopher Columbus book that was already ripped.
It was a PERFECT day to burn paper because we were having our septic tank emptied out this morning............SICK!
The burned paper helped with the smell.
Why do we still have septic systems in the year 2011 anyway?
Well - one wrapped gift down and 60 more to go...
Happy Wrapping!

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