Thursday, December 17, 2020


Every year I like to post this little
-ahem- tutorial on wrapping 

Prepare to spend a lot of time
after you read this!

Is there anything more

mundane to wrap than SOCKS????

You KNOW that

you just don't want to

stick them in box

with a bow on it.


Look! Here's an answer to

your wrapping dilemma.
Well, peeps,

Here we go~

First you must get a sock..

well, make it a pair because

one sock won't work for

MOST people.

How about something like

these-?  Cute, huh?

Then you must find some of

those short peppermint sticks.

You can buy them or

someone might send them to you.
Then you must let the

peppermint stick


the SOCK!
Before you can say


that peppermint stick

has jumped into the sock

and worked its way down

into the toe.

Can you see it there?

I've pinched it to make it stay

and now I am gonna roll

that little sucker up
into what I like to call

Well, GREAT, we got ourselves 


NOW- what the heck are do we do with that?


There's another kinda roll

lying around my house

cuz I've been saving them.

Used toilet paper rolls.

No..No..Not used toilet paper..

Used up empty rolls.

They look like this when they are naked.
Don't worry about that little bit of

white tissue left-you won't see it soon.

Find some foil based wrapping paper.

Foil works best because you can

bend the edges down and you

don't have to glue/tape it

lest you want to.

Wrap that foil paper around

that roll leaving about 1/3"

extending over each end.
Simply bend the paper down

so that it overlaps the edge of the roll.
You will not see this when it is

done but you can glue/tape if if you like.


Sneak up on those socks and

stuff them in the roll.

A roll in a roll.

I'm just keeping myself rolling here!;>)

Remember you won't see this at the end.
Then, take some sweet tissue paper

and cut an 18" x 18" piece~

or thereabouts.

Center the roll in the middle and

starting at one end,

roll that baby up and then

twist the ends so that it

looks like a big old fat

piece of taffy.

Toilet Taffy

Laffy Taffy!
Now is that cute, or what?

I only need to tie a bit of ribbon

around the twist and I'm done.
And, when it's unwrapped

they will see the shiny foil roll

and NOT this..
Cuz the only place we

REALLY want to see THAT

is in the bathroom.

And we don't even really want

to see it there because that

would mean that someone

like MyHero..

not pointing fingers here but it

has happened

has used the last piece on

the roll

 and neglected to replace

it and there is none to be found

making me want to scream

bad words...naughty words...

Okay-that's it-

Now get rolling and wrapping

cuz there's not much time left!

And I'll just say a little prayer for you

to have to go to the bathroom

a whole lotta times

(if you need empty rolls

to wrap your socks)

cuz I am just nice like that!;>)

You can always TRY this if you need

empty rolls in a hurry!
I am just FULL of .......what

good advice!  

I will be wrapping up(pun intended) 

the Pick Your Favorite Table 

in the next day or so.  

Bare bear with me.

your photo name


Sandra said...

its beautiful and I can think of a lot of other things that would fit in that roll... also you could do the same with paper towel rolls, and cut it in half or 3rds.. since we are rationigng TP these days and might not get enough rolls. if my mother did this and she had 6 pairs of socks, she would wrap each pair..

Laurie said...

You are a terrible woman 😘 but I love you with all my heart lol that’s the cutest idea!

jack69 said...

HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH Thanks for the neat advice, well 'cept the last! ;-)
Love from down here. Be safe
Sherry & jack in a cool Florida

UntypicalMe said...

Bahahahahaha! You are hilarious, girl! I've done something like that for years using paper towel rolls and those little stretchy one-size-fit-all gloves for the grandkiddies and roll up a dollar bill for inside each finger (then they get $10 per pair of gloves) and candy in between the hloves in the very center and wrap it about the same. But I like the story that goes with yours better LOL! Hugs!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

I had forgotten the candy cane part!!!!!!!! -smile-

This year, with toilet paper shortages again, people might just appreciate the roll, more than the stocks.

Just to *fondle* and remember the days, when we did not have to *ration* our use of toilet paper...


Way too much pondering, I suppose....

But... You know me!!!!!!!!!! -grinnnnn-

⛄ 🎄 🎅 🎁 ⛄

Polly said...

Excellent :-)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh my! I had to AVERT MY EYES from that NAKED toilet paper roll. You should have marked this post NSFW!

Susie said...

Diana, This is cute. But you have a wicked way of getting empty TP rolls. LOL When I get finished with my stash of TP here, I am going to be able to wrap about a hundred pair of socks. :) Hope you are doing well. Stay strong and healthy. Blessings, xoxo,love you, Susie

Laura Lane said...

Loved this!
Happy Christmas!

Ginny Hartzler said...

TOO funny! And what a great idea! Both pretty and practical!

Tom said...

...much too fancy for this guy!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

That is a cute idea Diana! Have fun wrapping presents!

happyone said...

What a great and cute idea for wrapping socks. Now I just wish I was giving some socks to someone. :)

Connie said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing.
I was thinking about the little sewed heart that you did a tutorial on a few years ago. I use that tutorial all the time. It makes the sweetest little heart for a banner. Valentine's Day is around the corner you'll have to show it again.
Just a thought.

Junkchiccottage said...

You crack me up. This is awesome. Love this idea. Happy Thursday have a great evening. xoxo Kris

Ann said...

Those are best wrapped socks I've ever seen. Such a cute package. Thanks for the laugh at the end with exlax

Lea said...

Well, I don't have any sock to give but think I may go get the gran girls a pair just so I can wrap them like this. Sooooo cute!!

This N That said...

I remember you’re doing this last year? I used it for masks this year. Cute idea!

Terri D said...

That is just the cutest idea!!! Thanks for the fun tutorial!!

Linda said...

I love you dearly!!! I am going to do this next year for EVERYBODY I know!!!!
And you are making me famous for using your caramel recipe! We are all LOVING these! I only have a hard time packaging them up because they tend to melt back into a glob. But I started putting the pieces in tiny muffin papers. Now I know why all the Kraft caramels are individually wrapped!!!
Thank you for sharing all this good stuff!!!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Leave it to you to include TP rolls in it.

Rose L said...

Funny and cute. Just like you! Merry Christmas!

Susan Kane said...

Christmas crackers! It would be a surprise!

I will have to take your creation and try to do it.

Bless said...

Very cute! I do have a pair of socks I want to gift to a cousin... :)

Pamela M. Steiner said...

How clever and cute! Too bad I already threw away all my toilet paper rolls! I wish I'd seen this sooner as I do use quite a few too! LOL. But so far I've only bought one pair of socks to give away...oh well...maybe next year! Thanks for the fun!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Super Cute idea!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I save toilet paper rolls to wrap my twinkle lights around and I have a few that I can use. I have some socks to wrap yet and this looks like a fun way to do them. Socks are a great gift because everyone needs them.

Jeanie said...

Golly, too bad it isn't colonoscopy time! They remind me of the Christmas crackers, too. Very festive. I might have to rummage through the trash to see what I can find!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Cute idea for wrapping and rolling. Everyone deserves a new pair of Christmas socks ! Plus they sure would smell good with a peppermint stick inside !

bazza said...

I remember as a small child being very disappointed when getting clothes as a present. A peppermint stick inside would have made a whole lot of difference!
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Brenda Pruitt said...

Yes, it's definitely cute and so original! What a great idea!

Shari Burke said...

Looks like a large Christmas cracker :-) Those are big here.

SImple and Serene Living said...

Too late. I just stuck two pairs of wool socks in a box for my son-in-law. LOL
xo Laura

Kim said...

I just adore this!! And I have those peppermint sticks. xxoo

Cecilia said...

Lol, bathroom humor rolled up in wrapping presents. Wonderful! Thanks for the laugh...I will not take your advice or remedy to go...I’ve already wrapped my socks, thank you very much. ROTFL 🤣

Janie Junebug said...

That's so cute! I didn't know that peppermint sticks are in the habit of sneaking up on socks.


Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

You are always having good advice....that is such a cute way to wrap socks and surprise someone and hope they dont need the laxative!

Holly said...

What a great idea.

Gayla said...

Super cute! I didn't buy socks for anyone and I think sice the tp roll is used, the socks shouldn't be? Too much vintage, right??????