Wrapping emergency!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Tala, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    It's Christmas Eve afternoon, we're celebrating with my parents tonight, and I've run out of clear tape!!!!!!!

    It's pouring rain and looks like I will have to brave WalMart [​IMG]
    If I don't return, at least you'll know what happened.

    Wish me luck!!!!!!!!
     
  2. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    be very careful rain and cold dont mix very well
     
  3. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    I would have used a bit of all purpose glue
     
  4. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Don't go, I can rescue you with some tricks....

    Try any of these!!!

    Chewing gum, in small pieces and chewed up will hold that wrap down...... Okay, it sounds gross but It is raining and do you want to get out.

    Once I used clear fingernail polish and it held light weight paper

    Also, if your paper is not too heavy, you can use glue sticks or real glue, press lightly and it holds.

    I have even made glue one time....think it was flour, water and corn starch.....

    Yes, once I'm home I don't like to go out.

    Here's another trick .....Instead of a box wrap, use more paper and wrap by tying the top of all the wrapping at the top of the box.... NO GLUE needed!!!

    PM me if this makes no sense. And drive carefully out there ......
     
  5. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Glue stick!!!!
     
  6. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
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    Walmart on Christmas eve???? I'd attack the convinence store for some glue or chew some gum!
     
  7. yellowchickensmomma

    yellowchickensmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to Wal-Mart this morning. I thought I was going to go crazy. There was soooo many people there. Go to the Dollar Store or even the gas station. Good luck.
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    May the force be with you... [​IMG]
     
  9. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I have returned!!!

    The gas station didn't seem to have anything resembling clear tape, and we don't keep glue on hand, and uh, I'm wraping for adults mainly so I feel like gum would be a big turn-off for them! lol

    Cold?? Honey, this is Arkansas. The bank sign said 57*F [​IMG]
     
  10. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Don't forget, there's always the redneck standby --- WalMart bag with the handles tied into a bow! [​IMG] I think my mom would shoot me! lol

    Hey, it would help waterproof the gifts, right?
     

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