Monday, December 24, 2012

'Twas the Night before Christmas....

....okay, it's the morning of the night before Christmas!  The house is decorated, all the presents are wrapped, and cooking will soon commence shortly!   

I wanted to share a little trick I learned on Pinterest... you know those long rolls of wrapping paper?   Aren't they "fun" to store til next year?   Hate how tape and rubber bands mess up some of the paper?  And if you don't try to keep the rolls from unrolling...  you've got a mess!

Well...  take the cardboard tube from an empty roll of toilet paper, cut it length-wise, and slip it over the wrapping paper tube.  Et voila!  You have a handy-dandy clamp for your wrapping paper!   I didn't think it would work but it did!   And it's FREE!   What more can a girl ask?

Oh yes...  a little eye candy!

Hey!   I may be old but I'm not blind!    *lol*    I'd be happy if Santa brought either and/or both....   

Posted this video last year but it's a favorite...

Wishing you a lovely Christmas Eve...

 ...and last but not least...


  1. All those great idea's you share with us from Pinterest...thank you Freda.
    I wish you and your whole family a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and creative New Year.
    *Warm greetings from across the big pond*

  2. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Freda. As Roos above me says "Warm greetings from across the big pond". :o)

  3. What a great idea.....have to do that with all the left over chrissie paper.
    Have a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year !!

  4. I will go raid the bathroom trash can for tp tubes right now! Hate tape and rubber bands on the rolls.

    Thoroughly enjoyed the you tube santa and reindeer video in your previous post too!

    Merry Christmas Freda!

  5. What a great idea!

    I wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the coming year.

  6. Merry Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  7. FUN POST! Thank you Freda. Merry Christmas!

  8. I just threw away a toilet paper roll--better go dig it out! : )
    LOVE Straight--No Chaser!!
    Merry Christmas, Freda!

  9. Oh, thanks for the tip! I enjoyed the video too. Merry Christmas!

  10. I'm so old that I don't know who those two cute guys are. I'm familiar with the video, though, and love it.