One Fifth Day of Catmas your friends at Rehab took for you...
..........Five Kitteh Pics........
(Named for her mad bread kneading skills while sitting on your lap.)
Okay, we've given you gift ideas ranging from $6 to $2.
How about today we do one...
Gather your gear:
Twine, raffia, ribbon, or string
Wine. This is optional
Take a sheet of newspaper and lay it flat.
Tightly roll it from one corner to the other on the diagonal.
Engage the Minions in this. It's super easy.
Repeat several times.
Gratuitous glimpse of outrageously festive Christmas sweater.
Take two of the rolled up sheets and have a partner hold them firmly down at one end.
Start twisting them together.
Bring it up into a U and cross the ends.
Have your partner tie a length of twine into a bow to secure the top.
Loose corners of paper can just be ripped off to make them look neater.
And you, my friend, have made a fire starter!
(Note professional improvised photography lighting in the background.
See what I go through for you guys?)
I had red raffia, but Sammy cleaned the house for me, and it's now among the missing.
Now these are not only great for getting a good blaze going (they work like a charm!), but they also make excellent cushioning material in those packages you're shipping. That's a whole lot more useful than packing peanuts, huh?
Hit your recycling bin and cross another name off your list. Or just make some because they look cute in a basket or crate by the fireplace.