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Pretty Up that ol’ Saran Wrap July 3, 2012

As some of you know I am a former chef “trapped” in an insurance agents body.  Trapped isn’t really the right word because I actually love what I do and love where I work.  But in my former life I cooked for a great resort however, the many years of having grown up in the restaurant industry have left these 35 year old hands feeling and working like their 90 years old. 

So I save up all my energy for 3 or 4 big parties a year like this one and for my many loves…  scrapbooking, photography, cooking, baking, quilting, sewing, painting and crafty little projects like this.  You see, having worked in commercial kitchens I know there is really only one brand of plastic wrap that actually works – but it has to be purchased in a restaurant supply store and of course – it’s not a small box by any means:

 

But this gastly box of foodservice film hardly has a place in my kitchen without being prettied up!  Follow this simple recipe:

1 Fiskars Paper Trimmer

1 Exacto Knife

Your Favorite Printed Cardstock

Use white text weight paper to trace all necessary openings and slots on the plastic wrap box to use as patterns against your cardstock.  Cut your cardstock to fit and ta-da!  Plastic wrap that works, lasts about 10 years and is fit to grace my kitchen counter!

*It’s been about 10 years since I last purchased a box of this wonder wrap and they’ve since improved the box with surface grips on the bottom of the box that work great!  Thank you Reynolds!