Friday, November 22, 2013

The key is to know how to improvise....

So I sent Erin a gift earlier this week.

And when I was wrapping it, I was unable to find my ribbon.

So I improvised.   I'm quite happy with how it came out and the reception it got.


How was it done?   Well there's two ways.   Both involve wrapping the paracord around a dowel/pencil/braid of cord.

The longer, but better way, is to wrap it, tighten, and then leave it be for a week or so.

The quicker is to wrap and then gently wave a lighter (or heat gun) over it to get it to set in position.


2 comments:

Brigid said...

OK, that is beyond cool! Loved what you put together for Erin (including the gift)

The Jack said...

Thanks!

I'm rather happy with how it all came together. I even found the gift because the spice shop I was going to wasn't open yet.