I am not the best gift wrapper - by a long shot!
But every year I try to come up with a fun way to embellish the Christmas gifts.
The last time I made paper flowers and I saved all of them.
(because I save everything)
I have used them over and over..but this year I wanted something different.
So for 2013 it is miniature wreaths adorned with satin ribbon or bakers twine.
And seriously these are SO EASY...SO CHEAP...and SO QUICK to make!
And then I spied this Spritz wrapping paper at Target (for $1 a roll!) and knew this was a match made in heaven.
- Darice Home for the Holidays Canadian Pine Stems. I purchased one package of 12 for $1.99
- Bakers twine or satin ribbon
- Cut one piece of bakers twine about 14" long
- Cut one piece of bakers twine about 24" long (Less if you do not want a double bow)
- Bring the two ends of the pine stem up to meet each other. (see photos below)
- Twist them together once (or twice), leaving about 1" overhang
- Wrap the 1" pieces around the pine stem.
- Shape into a circle with your hands
Easy, right?! If you need a little help with your circles...just use a cup/jar/mug.
Tie the Bow
- Using the 14" twine, fold it in half, lay the wreath on top of it and then loop the loose ends through the closed end, and pull just a bit (not all the way). This is called a Cow Hitch Knot (I just learned that!)
- Now fold the 24" piece in half and slip it under the strings of the cow hitch knot.
- Pull the loose strings of the cow hitch knot tight to secure.
- Tie a bow using the longer twine/ribbon...all done!
Attach these to just about anything...they are cute and simple and charming!
I kind of love these!
Have you wrapped your gifts?