Thursday, December 22, 2011

DIY gift wrapping with a creative twist

One of my favorite things to do (to get me in the holiday spirit) is gift wrapping! I am a true believer in the statement, "its all about the presentation" So I thought I'd get a little colorful with my mom's present, and add a little twist to her wrapping this year...

You'll need:
-simple wrapping paper (I used the back of one I had since I didn't want any design on the paper)
-felt (three or four colors)
-thin ribbon (i like it to have some sparkle to it)
-small hold punch if you have one...if not scissors will do

I got this idea from an Anthropologie ribbon I saw from last year...and I loved it! I cut out a bunch of circles from leftover felt I had...
Then I punched two holes in each circle...
I then strung them onto the ribbon (long side)
and scrunched them nice and close together (the more circles you have the closer you'll have to scrunch them together...and personally I think the more the better!)
Once I knew they would meet in the middle I took both sides of the ribbon...
tied it in a knot and then for the middle (where you'd normally put a bow) I strung two felt circles on top of each other....
and tied another knot (so they'd scrunch together--lots of scrunching in this project ha) to create a little flower :-)
I tied on a little bell (gives it a little ringy-blingy touch *ha) and slapped on a little gold round tag that I cut out from some paper I had...(I wanted to keep with the whole circular theme)
And there she sits, under the tree...waiting to be opened on Christmas day :-)

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  1. Oh my goodness this is SO cute!!! So inspired :)

  2. how creative :)
    i really like the idea ... its so easy

    Melina ♥

  3. Aww, really cute! I was boring this year...I wrapped gifts in normal wrapping paper and put regular store bought bows on them...boring! Oh well, next year I will spice things up!!

  4. I love how cute and colorful the present looks. Very nice idea :)

  5. Wow! Thanks for the idea! What a simple, yet beautiful idea!

  6. You are SO creative! I love this.

  7. I really like the concept of presenting my gifts well, but when it gets right down to it, I hardly ever have/take the time :( Maybe if I keep seeing great ideas like this, I will finally try some of them.

  8. I think the presentation is a HUGE part of the gift. The better it looks the more excited I am. I have always thought 'no gift should go unbowed'

    Love this DIY wrapping. Great idea!

  9. how cute! <3 what a great way to make a gift a little more snazzy!

  10. OH how I LOVE LOVE LOVE Felt. Cheep and cute and so fun to use in a million ways.

    I'm easy to please.


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