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    Question Gift wrapping idea needed

    How in the world do I wrap an ax. Son is having a fireplace installed. He wants a wood splitting ax for xmas.
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    I've been know to send the recipient on a treasure hunt. Wrap a clue, which leads to a 2nd clue, which leads to a hidden present.

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    I would go to the hardware store and get a short length of concrete post form (it's basically a heavy duty cardboard tube). I'd wrap the ax with bubble wrap and wedge it in there and wrap the tube like a candy...tootsie roll style.

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    We've done treasure hunts also at Christmas. I'd use logs or wood as one or more of the clues.
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    Do you have a cardboard box large enough that the sides of the box would cover the ax. If so cut the cardboard to fit the ax(in a square or oblong shape)....you could piece the cardboard pieces together where they would be flat on the ax...then use tape (duct tape works good) to tape the 2 pieces (top & bottom) around the ax. Of course it Won't be real flat ......then just use gift wrap to finish it up. Hope that all makes sense.

    I have used the above on several odd shaped gifts and the person getting the gift can't figure out what the gift is.

    Then if that doesn't work for you.....there is always the Big gift bags.....but I am Not sure they would work real good for an ax.

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    You can disguise the shape with a couple of cardboard circles aide on and wrapped to make it look like a tennis racket but once he lifts it, the game is up.

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    We do this quite often.....Wrap up a picture of what the gift is. Tiny little picture, tiny little box, maybe a rock or two inside, big surprise.

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    how about a nice polar fleece blanket for his truck and wrap it in there. I always have odd shaped gifts to wrap and never have a problem. lay it down and just put the wrap around it. simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DACO48 View Post
    We do this quite often.....Wrap up a picture of what the gift is. Tiny little picture, tiny little box, maybe a rock or two inside, big surprise.
    Oh, I think this would be so funny.
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    Neat ideas!!! Love reading the creative replies posted so far.

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    Sorry - I would just put a big bow on it.

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    Stuff like that, I hide it in the room somewhere with a bow on it and then do the, "Close your eyes and put out your hands...." routine. Kids want the paper but adults don't seem to care.

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    Yeah, I just knew someone would have a great idea. I'll use this one for the axe. I know I'll use some of the others for my gift wrapping. Thanks for all the ideas.
    Quote Originally Posted by DACO48 View Post
    We do this quite often.....Wrap up a picture of what the gift is. Tiny little picture, tiny little box, maybe a rock or two inside, big surprise.
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    Try a florist for a box for a dozen roses. Would it fit in one of those?

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    Did you see the "Christmas Story"? Bowling ball....enough said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt1950 View Post
    I've been know to send the recipient on a treasure hunt. Wrap a clue, which leads to a 2nd clue, which leads to a hidden present.
    Love this idea - could keep them busy for an awful long time!

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    TREASURE HUNT is a fabulous idea. One Christmas I bought my DH a dinghy for our sailboat. I went through all kind of trouble to get this thing. Bought it in Detroit, MI. Had my old college roommate pick it up (VERY HEAVY). Met up with the roommate at a football game. Had my older son meet us so that he could transfer it from her car to my car. Had my neighbor meet me when I got home that night (2 1/2 hour drive after the game) at a different neighbor's house. (She was storing it for me--this was in October). FINALLY when my son came home from college in December, he picked it up from the neighbor's garage on Christmas Eve. Didn't even wrap it but hid it in my car in the garage. WHEW!
    DH is one of those guys who guesses EVERY SINGLE gift that I have EVER given him. DH received an envelope on the tree and a treasure hunt ensued. I had about 15 different clues and sent him looking all over our 7 acres. It took him 2 days to find it and a whole lot of "you're cold, you're Hot" hints. I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT! I think his parents thought that I was cruel... (oh well!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DACO48 View Post
    We do this quite often.....Wrap up a picture of what the gift is. Tiny little picture, tiny little box, maybe a rock or two inside, big surprise.
    Would be fun to put in a jewelry (ring or necklace) box, really throw him off until he opens it.

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    try an old gun case that you put your gun in to travel, or a guitar case not in use .
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