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The Ship with Silver Sails

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[Jul. 8th, 2006|07:23 pm]
The Ship with Silver Sails


This couldprobably go somewhere else, but I figured that it's something Lauren and Jess will come to fear around gift giving time.

For my cousin Nathan's birthday. What we gave him was a 1 000 000 candle power handheld halogen spotlight. So. I put the package in a bag and then proceeded to wrap said bag up in string. As you can see in the picture.

Next, I put that bag into another bag and tied the end off.

I then wrapped it up in newspaper using the traditional tape fare. Then it was covered in gluestick and had another layer of news paper applied to it.

I put the wrapped gift into another bag and tied the end off.

Using seran wrap, I covered the package in several layers of this stuff.

I then used one of the evilest things ever to use on plastic; double sided tape around the seran wrapped gift. I put a bag over it, applied more double sided tape and put another bag on top of that. I used string to tie it snuggly together.

Another bag and double sided tape, and I wrapped it up again with string.

Having found a box in the basement, I thoroughly coated the interior with spray adhesive and slid the gift in.

After applying more spray adhesive to the box and the top of the gift, I added shredded newspaper for an asthetic and equally frustrating appeal.

Sealing up the box, I added more spray adhesive to the flaps. Don't want to make this too easy, now do I?

Using more double sided tape, I added two more bags around the box.

And finally, after finding a larger box, I coated the inside of that with spray adhesive, slid the present in[it was a snug fit], covered the gift itself in the stuff and placed more shredded newspaper ontop.

You know that when your gift is three times its original size, it's been a wrap well done.


From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-09 03:06 am (UTC)
You and my brother should meet up.. He used to do the same thing at gift givin time..
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From: chanur_captain
2006-07-09 06:35 am (UTC)
This is excellent! I would love to see the look on his face when he tries to open it!
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[User Picture]From: ajs1
2006-07-10 02:27 am (UTC)
I once put a gift certificate inside four boxes, the largest being 3x3 foot large. That was a good gift/box ratio, but you deserve an award for creating the most fun to open gift ever. Nothing shows you care quite like excessive wrapping. Not to mention that million candle power spotlights make the perfect gift.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-10 05:53 am (UTC)
My mother did that for my once. I was so pissed. I never realized until now how much fun it was to open. Maybe I should call her up and thank her for all the trouble she went through for a pack of cigarettes.
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[User Picture]From: ajs1
2006-07-10 06:48 am (UTC)
A pack of cigarettes... How darling.
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[User Picture]From: capt_topknot
2007-04-15 02:06 am (UTC)
I know this is older but,,,the real question is hoe long it took him to open it.
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