Finding my inner Martha Stewart: Duct tape bag, link to tutorial

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I am hardly a crafty person. Cakes are one thing. But crafts are quite another. That’s why I have Laura.

Last weekend we had our annual Griswold Family Secret Santa gift exchange with my dear friend and her family. We drew names, at random, weeks ago. The rules were simple: first, the gift would not be more than $10, and, second, that part of the gift was to be homemade.

This is what I made for Laura’s ten-year old daughter:

I know, right??!!

From this:

And this (I used almost two rolls of each, keeping in mind they were from the dollar store, so, smaller rolls than usual):

To this:

And I owe thanks to this wonderfully simple, step-by-step tutorial over at

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Erica writes with humour and heart about family, #fit40s and living life in the carpool lane. Part-time banker by day and Netflix-addicted-cake-decorator by night, Erica's in-between time is spent dreaming up ways to ruin her kids' lives. Obviously.


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