6. Printable Gift Wrap
I’ve always wanted to try a printable gift wrap. I found this printable wrapping paper at www.craftberrybush.com
Andrea’s Wrapping Project
Printer paper and Printer
I just love the design and colors. It printed great on a regular 8.5″ x 11″ office printer and copy paper. I printed extra pages, so I could tape it together if needed. I didn’t really like the idea of taping the pieces together, but it was necessary even though the gift I was wrapping was small. I used double-sided tape to put two pages together.
If you are wondering, this wearable nail polish holder is for my niece, I haven’t tried it myself but I found it listed on the this article 42 Strangest But Most Practical Hidden Gems On Amazon. Seems like a more efficient to get your nail polish brush back and forth while your painting your nails.
But let’s get back to what we were doing and WRAP this up. Since this was a small gift, a button seemed like the perfect topper.
I used some girly pink ribbon and dainty twine around the gift. Finished it off by threading a heart-shaped button for my sweet “Deer” niece.
Andrea’s Finished Package
7. Share some Christmas Cheer with Pom Poms.
Little pom pom’s seem to be showing up in a lot of diy crafts. I have them floating around my house is various nooks and crannies, so I decided to making pom pom wrapping paper.
My inspiration came from an image on Wal-mart.com. They used a marker to create garland with poms as the light bulbs, but my affinity towards twine won out – especially with my lack of drawing skills.
Cammie’s Wrapping Project
Hot Glue Gun
What can be better than twine and kraft paper? My intention to use the twine as garland went to the way-side. I just couldn’t help myself when I got a hold of the glue-gun and started attaching poms all over. I added jingle bells and some larger poms to give some added dimension and a little sound.
Cammie’s Final Package
This is a gift for my 4 year old grandson who will love the bright colors and the cool remote control snake inside! Hisssssssss…..
8. Big Poms for Garland or a Gift Topper.
Cammie’s Wrapping Project
For larger pom you will need a 4″ wide board
Making the yarn pom is a quick and easy way to add some pop to a present. Here are some step by step instructions.
Step 1: Wrap the yarn around a 4″ board. The amount of yarn you use will determine how full the pom will be, so make sure you wrap more than a couple of times.
Step 2: Slide the yarn to the edge of the board, and pull it off. Try to use both hands as you pull it off, to retain the loop you created by wrapping it around the board.
Step 3: (Some instructions skip this step, but I like to do this extra step to hold the yarn together so no loops slip out as I’m working with it.) Take a piece of yarn 10-12″ long, and wrap it around the middle of your loop to help hold it together. Tie a knot to hold it.
Step 4: Now, use the ends of the piece of yarn you just tied together, and split your big loop in half and create two new even loops.
Step 5: Now, you can cut your loops to create the pom.
Step 6: You may need to trim any uneven lengths of yarn to create a symmetrical pom. Then, wrap yarn a few times around the package and tie on the pom.
Cammie’s Finished Package
Making the pom was so easy and fun, I made another one out of fluffy yarn to add some more color to the package. (Not that there wasn’t already enough color.)