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The competition started with 8 finalists, chosen from our video entries to compete in the 16th annual Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest. In round 1 we were all to wrap the large rubber duck and a boxed game. That is two gifts in just 10 minutes. . . and we were to use the new Scotch Expressions tape to embellish our wraps. I will be honest. . . I was shaking like a leaf and after bumbling through this round found myself very disappointed with my results. But the judges showed me mercy and moved me to round 2. Whew. In round 2 there were only 4 contestants who were picked to move on. We were to wrap the tuba in 12 minutes. I found myself relaxing and really having fun with the tuba. My goal was to use the shape of the tuba as a vase holding a very large tissue flower. The second photo of the tuba was what I prepared for the Fox & Friends morning show the next morning. Only two of us were chosen to advance. Myself and Shelly Dozier-McKee. . . and here is how that last round played for me.

In the final round we had 16 minutes to create something that would win us the prize! I was very excited for the model plane because I had a plan. It was to GO BIG (or go on home without 10K). I used the whole roll of holiday striped wrap to make this giant paper bow, adding height and drama to the low sitting plane. The wing span was a perfect holder for the huge bow and I topped it off the with strands of red berries from our embellishment bag and cut green leaves from crepe ribbon. I was having so much fun that I found myself dancing and singing along to the music. I even finished a few minutes early and found myself very confident with my results. I was in my game! So there you have it, a quick recap of a very exciting morning. I encourage any of you who have a gift for wrapping to enter next year. Here is a link to the contest. Even if you don’t take home the giant check, everyone who is picked to compete is a winner and not only gets an all expense paid trip to NYC but a cash prize as well. See the post below for a short video recap of this competition. Hugs everyone! ~Lia



Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer. Find more of her creative inspiration at liagriffith.com.

  1. Thank you! Very interesting to hear about and inspiring to see the final products!

  2. Congratulations ! I really love how creative you are. Is always a pleasure to visit your blog often, very inspirational.

  3. The tuba is my favorite. I love the colors you chose for the petals. Perfection!
    A prize well deserved!

  4. Congratulations! By reading this post I was able to feel both the stress and joy that you must have felt from this competition. You’re very creative and I love your blog. Thank you for sharing your tips and stories. I tag a lot of your photos in my Favery account too.

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