I don't have any burlap

@sallypup (27063)
Moses Lake, Washington
December 23, 2016 3:51pm CST
I wonder if most people know what burlap is these days? When I was a kid burlap was what cow feed went in. These days its plastic. So I bought hubby that broad sword for his Saint Nick gift. No way can I wrap the monster or even put it in a plastic bag. Guess the sword will appear as a sword. Maybe I should have bought him a blanket! I could have wrapped the blanket around the sword. Oh well. Once in a while St. Nick runs out of creative ideas on wrapping gifts.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Dec 16
We call it hessian here and it was used for chaff bags. Bags for other grains were mostly made of a more closely woven jute. The bags that contained superphosphate would be soaked in a dam, spread on fences to dry and sent off to be refilled.
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@sallypup (27063)
• Moses Lake, Washington
23 Dec 16
@JudyEv Well, your colorful answer stopped me in my tracks. Not joking. I am writing down what you have just said. I am sure I need it somewhere. Thanks.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Dec 16
@sallypup What a nice reply. Thanks. Maybe it will come up in a quiz night somewhere! :)
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@sallypup (27063)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Dec 16
@JudyEv That would be cool. I mean it. I loved your answer.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
23 Dec 16
Fabric stores sell burlap, at least they did last year. Broadswords are pretty big! Can you get a really big, long box like an artificial tree comes in and wrap it in that? Or a huge rectangular or square box so he won't have any idea what it is! A bicycle box, etc. You could probably get one from a bike store. Or I do know that Dollar Tree has really big, big gift bags for bicycles and they are only $1. You could fill it with stuffing or plastic or anything you have on hand to fool him with the shape.
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@sallypup (27063)
• Moses Lake, Washington
23 Dec 16
@dragon54u Great ideas and very very creative. Thanks. I'm really out of the mood to mess with stores at this point but I like your thinking.
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@Corbin5 (106053)
• United States
23 Dec 16
I can find burlap at Hobby Lobby and I suppose fabric stores sell it too. Yes, creative-wrapping ideas are in order for that sword.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Dec 16
lol i can imagine some scratching their heads whats burlap they will sayh but have seen it a loit in my child hood on the farm all sorts of stuff came in burlap bags
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Dec 16
I'd be afraid he could injure himself opening it. I'd just leave it near or under the tree.
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@sallypup (27063)
• Moses Lake, Washington
24 Dec 16
@celticeagle Its a moosey sword but very dull edged.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Dec 16
@sallypup ......Oh, that is sure a good thing. It would be terrible to call 911 because someone got sliced with a sword on Christmas Day.
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@sallypup (27063)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Dec 16
@celticeagle I shouldn't have laughed at your comment but I did.
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• United States
25 Dec 16
i was wondering that myself.burlap to me is the course brown feedbag cloth. plastic you can't even really reuse it for anything.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
24 Dec 16
Old fashioned burlap might be available as a designer wrapping cloth!
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@happyhaha (294)
• Fuzhou, China
23 Dec 16
I don't think that sword should be wrapped with burlap, may be the blanket would be deserved.
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@Jessicalynnt (47854)
• Centralia, Missouri
24 Dec 16
wrap it next to a mop! lol
@sallypup (27063)
• Moses Lake, Washington
24 Dec 16
I love your sense of humor.
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• Centralia, Missouri
26 Dec 16
@sallypup hehehe, why thank you!
• Eugene, Oregon
28 Dec 16
Wow! A sword? How cool is that! At the store where I work, these very heavy bird baths made of aggregate come wrapped in burlap coffee bean bags. It accumulates to the point where I brought about ten bags home. Wish I had known you needed some, could have forwarded it via old Saint Whatsis.