13 Creative Ideas for Wrapping Gifts

8. Big Poms for Garland or a Gift Topper.

Cammie’s Inspiration

Lost of color with this double pom gift topper.

HGTV was the basis for my inspiration for big poms made of yarn. Check out the variety of colorful poms and an option using a doily and a smaller pom from HGTV.

 

Cammie’s Wrapping Project

Materials Needed:

For larger pom you will need a 4″ wide board

Yarn

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 1 wrap the yarn

 

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.

Yarn pom gift topper.

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.

Yarn pom

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.

Yarn pom gift topper.

Step 5:  Now, you can cut your loops to create the pom.

Pom gift topper instructions

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.

Pom gift wrapping.

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.)

Lost of color with this double pom gift topper.


9. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!  Create snowman wrapping paper.

Cammie’s Inspiration

Painted snowman wrapping paper.

I love snowmen!  They are my favorite decorations at Christmas.  They are always so happy!  So, I couldn’t resist trying out this snowman wrapping paper.  The instructions I found at Artsy Craftsy Mom called for using sponges.  I didn’t have circular sponges, so I used the eraser end of a pencil.  

Cammie’s Wrapping Project

Materials Needed:

Construction Paper

Paint

Black Sharpie

Pencil with eraser

TIP:  Next time, I would draw out the snowman to get the dimensions right before I started. In my case, I had to keep making the snowman bigger to get him to fill up the page and look somewhat symmetrical.  Just like the inspiration, I could have added a top hat and scarf, but I liked the simplicity of this snowman.  And, notice, he is smiling!

Cammie’s Final Package

Painted snowman wrapping paper.


10. Eco-friendly Scarf Gift Wrap

Cammie’s Inspiration

Easy gift wrap with fabric.

As the weather turns colder, we pile on the coats, hats, mittens, gloves and scarves.  What a great way to give a gift of a scarf, use it as wrapping paper for a pair of gloves! My inspiration came from Heathered Nest. They have a cool image of all of the steps to make this a sure hit for wrapping.

Cammie’s Wrapping Project

Materials Needed:

Scarf or Flannel Fabric

Greenery

Since I didn’t have a scarf, I made one.  I found a plaid flannel piece of material at home and cut 4” strips on each end for the fringe, and used it to wrap the present.  Place the package face down on the material, twist the material and wrap it around the back side of the package.  So, the front has a twist know and the back is flat (the bottom left picture shows the back side of the package).  Now, with the package face up, bring the ends of the scarf around to the front and tuck the ends under the twist knot.

Instructions for using fabric for gift wrapping.

The biggest challenge was to make sure the entire present was covered with the scarf.  In fact, I had to find a smaller box for the gloves.  You will also have to tuck the scarf under the twist on the top of the box to make sure it is covered.

Cammie’s Final Package

Great gift for Dad! Wrap in a warm scarf.

 






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