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Posted by    |    March 15th, 2012 at 9:48 am

How to Wrap a Gift with a Pocket to Hold the Card/Giftcard so it doesn’t get lost.

MarthaStewart.com gives the low-down:

1. Cut paper several inches larger than the amount needed to wrap the item. Fold paper in half, pattern side in.

2. Fold top layer of paper back partially creating a pocket of desired depth; press to crease.

3. Wrap and tape presents as you normally would, keeping the pocket fold in place. Decorate the pocket with ribbon, cord, or other trim.

 

Struggle no more with perfect pancake shapes and messy batter.

RealSimple.com has the solution.  Re-purpose an old ketchup bottle by filling it with your pancake batter. “Portion pancake batter with precision―without the usual mess of transferring batter from the bowl. Squeeze out baby-size or plate-size rounds, or add Mickey Mouse ears to a batch of silver dollars.” Genius!

Ketchup Bottle as Pancake Batter Dispenser - Portion pancake batter with precision―without the usual mess of transferring batter from the bowl. Squeeze out baby-size or plate-size rounds, or add Mickey Mouse ears to a batch of silver dollars.

Make mini-pies in a jar with empty baby food or other glass jars.

OurBestBites.com shows you step-by-step how to create yummy, single-serving pies that make a cute gift, great dessert, or wedding favor.

 

Instead of wasting money on plastic party cups, re-purpose mason jars with pretty straws. Environmentally friendly and cute!

This idea and photo are courtesy of Hostess With the Mostess.

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-Hilary Kennedy is a contributing author for YouPlus Style and YouPlus Dallas, focusing primarily on Style, Arts and Entertainment, and Dating and Relationships. Hilary also stars in many videos for YouPlusMedia and has her own show, The Hilary Kennedy Show.

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