I really hate wrapping presents and sometimes it shows. I took a bit of teasing for my poorly wrapped presents at my granddaughters recent birthday party so decided I should put some effort into my Christmas wrapping. I went to the store but couldn’t find any ribbon I really liked so decided to try making some from coordinating wrapping paper and since it worked I decided to share how I did it.
- wrapping paper
- cardstock paper
Unroll a roll of wrapping paper to get the cardboard tube out of the middle. Roll it back up and cut pieces that are about 2.5 inches wide with a pair of heavy scissors. Fold under about a quarter inch along each edge as shown. It won’t take long once you get started. You can glue the edges down if you want (it will make it a little stronger and less likely to tear) but I did not and it worked out fine.
Wrap one piece around box and tape it in place on the bottom of package. Wrap a second piece around and tape it on bottom.
To make bows make a circle as shown in first picture. To make the bow start layering the circles as shown. Use a push pin to poke through all the layers and push a paper fastener through.
You can mix and match using the same steps as above.
Use two pieces that are slightly different sizes for this bow.
I cut out some circles and then punched two small holes in them to make them look like buttons. I poked holes through all the layers using a thick darning needle and then pulled the twine through using the needle and tied a bow.
I made some thinner bows by cutting some thinner pieces from the roll of paper. I folded the edges under the same as the wider ones and then formed a bow and attached it to the package using paper fasteners.