I was posting the collage below and thought I needed a side view photo. So I started taking pictures and then thought I should get my hand under the handle so you guys could see that I made a handle with the scrap gift paper. And if I have a good size left, I keep it. Just in case of an emergency. Well, I am glad I kept the extra scraps this time because I needed them after I broke the handle. See, being Frugal can pay off sometimes.
The funny thing is I kept telling myself that the gift was
too heavy for the handle. But I wouldn't listen to myself
and I was trying to take a picture of me holding the gift
by the handle and it broke.
It looks good as new but I will not be lifting it by the handle.
The yellow arrows show where the paper ripped.
The pictures on the right side of this collage are what the gift
looked like after I fixed the handle.
Oh! I forgot to tell you how I make the handle. By the way... great for lighter gifts. I fold the extra gift wrap paper so it is long and narrow. I tape wire on the inside, so you can give shape or hold onto the handle.
I usually tuck the wire under the wrapping paper so you can't see it but I didn't do that this time so you could see it.