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Plastic bags with opaquely printed
decorative designs are positively baked,
but where are the ziplock versions?
Imagine a line of ziplock bags with gift
wrap designs printed on them. Drop in
the present, close the seal, "Merry
I created a number of prototypes for this
covering transparent ziplock
bags with two pieces of contact paper
used for lining kitchen cabinets and
drawers. The difficulty of opening the
ziplock seal added the prolonged
anticipatory prerevalation effect of
unwrapping a paper-wrapped gift with a
bonus suprise moment after the seal was
open and the gift recipient peered down
into the dark gift bag interior to see what
was inside. The contact paper skin also
added extra strength to the ziplock bag
Ziplock gift bags continue to protect
presents even after opening and are
completely reusable. This idea came to
me in the early hours of Christmas Day
1981 rushing to finish gift wrapping
presents for my large family.
||//This idea came to me in the early hours of Christmas Day 1981// - I so wish that I could remember all the ideas I've come up with over the past fifteen years. My account would be overflowing.
||Logical idea but quintessentially un-Christmassy I'm afraid.
||It would be great for Christmas cookies and other leftovers.
||Perfect for Sorta Claus to deliver his gifts in.
||The lock itself could, instead of running in a straight line, have ornamental shapes. You know, like snow flakes, spirals, zigzags, that kind of thing.
||Hm, nah, I'd still go for a tin cookie box, I'm afraid.
||I like this - it just takes some christmassy stick-on labels and is excellent for people who cannot wrap presents. where's SDG when you need him?
||jutta is ace at wrapping stuff!