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Paper paint

No more wrapping, no more folds
 
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I'm no good at gift wrapping and I know there are a lot of others around like me. I would like a paint or spray on paper. Cellulose fibers with a binding agent drying real thick as a film. It would come in several colors to make patterns and have some glitter in it like fake snow from spray cans. Most merchandize comes wrapped in plastic anyway these days so it should not be too hard to make it non-stick. A few items like books may still need an extra wrapper, but a thin shrink foil would do. With the right solvent (that's still an unknown) it can even be made recyclable. Toss the torn bits back into the can, add a little solvent and reuse, Playdooh style.
kbecker, Dec 22 2003

Christmas Wax Wrap http://www.halfbake...istmas_20Wax_20Wrap
related idea by [lintkeeper2] [krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Serious putty http://www.halfbake...dea/Serious_20Putty
[waugsqueke, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Didn't we just do wax dipping for the same purpose? And you can buy shrink wrap foil wrapping.   

       (For myself, I happen to enjoy folding wrapping paper -with a little practice, you can get some fabulous effects without much extra effort.)
DrCurry, Dec 22 2003
  

       Pastry for you, even if I do like to use the Sunday comics to wrap with....Old blueprints are fun also
normzone, Dec 22 2003
  

       the trick is to cut to size! +1   

       my prezzies are such stoopid shapes!
po, Dec 22 2003
  

       Spray it with Fiberglass ... MMmMmMm - fiberglass
Letsbuildafort, Dec 22 2003
  

       [lintkeeper2], that's nicely halfbaked, I had to give it some wax dipped bakeware right away. I guess you beat me.   

       [o] I found that "Silly String" can make a real mess of things, in particular if you let it sit under the tree for a few days.
kbecker, Dec 22 2003
  

       I bought a can of "Sensible String" the other day. Refused to come out of the can.
lostdog, Dec 22 2003
  

       I think Cheez Whiz comes in a spray can. And it dries out nicely. Or you could press together individual cheese slices, then smear it on the present.
lintkeeper2, Dec 22 2003
  

       //Cellulose fibers with a binding agent drying real thick as a film//
That's paper mache. But this may be an uncommon use for it, with the possible exception of pinatas.
Amos Kito, Dec 23 2003
  

       // I bought a can of "Sensible String" the other day. //   

       dog, did you pick up some of Ander's "Serious Putty" as well?
waugsqueke, Dec 23 2003
  

       //I think Cheez Whiz comes in a spray can. ...//   

       I know more than one dog who couldn't resist eating the presents, no matter what the punishment, so only cat owners could use this.
kbecker, Dec 23 2003
  
      
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