Select papayas that are slightly firm to the touch; avoid overripe papayas for this recipe.
To Present This Gift...
In a well-ventilated work area, place screen on newspapers. Center cardboard on screen. Spray-paint edge of screen gold. Let dry. Turn over and repeat. Place jar in center of screen. Fold sides up. Secure at top with wire. Wrap each wire end around a pencil to curl. Remove pencil. Tuck berry sprigs in top.
Also try this...
Use colored cellophane to cover jar, and secure with colored chenille stems.
To present this gift you will need:
18-inch square of silver-colored screen (available from crafts stores), newspapers, 13-inch square of cardboard, metallic gold spray paint, gold wire, pencil, and artificial berry sprigs.