Monday, December 7, 2020

5 Gift-Wrapping Ideas for Crocheters & Crafters

Happy Monday all!
Today I am sharing 5 gift-wrapping ideas you can use for a crocheter/ crafter family member or a friend. I am sure they will appreciate something like this, because it is actually a gift onto a gift :)
So all the wrappings shown here as well as the decorations on them can actually be put to use.  
I have mainly focused on yarn decorations, but you can use whatever tickles your fancy (think of all the haberdashery items you might include like ribbons, lace, buttons, stitch markers, thimbles, measuring tape, scissors, glue, beads and sequins, feathers, etc.)
The Mini Yarn Skein Bouquet 

My personal favourite.
For this one you need gift paper and bow, miniature skeins, one biggish skein, toothpicks, satin ribbon, and a piece of paper that'll serve as a scroll. 
1) Roll the big skein into a cylinder and tuck the tail. 
2) Insert toothpicks into the mini skeins and then insert them into the big skein at different levels.
3) Make a bouquet wrapper, slide the big skein in and tie a bow with the ribbon. Insert scroll onto which you previously printed a flower pattern (so that those mini skeins might be put to use). 
4) Glue bouquet onto present.
Yarn Rose Decoration

To make this style of wrapping, you need a felt piece, satin ribbon, 100 gr/skein and a hook. 
1) Don't take the label off the skein. Wrap and tie a piece of ribbon really tightly around the label.
2) Next, "peel" the first layer of the yarn down to cover the label. Then peel the next layer down and leave the center intact. Be careful so that you don't ruin the whole skein in doing so. Insert the hook as the rose's stem.
3) Wrap the gift with the felt. Put the gift box in the center of the felt piece, fold all four sides,  add the ribbon, but do not tie it immediately up on the front. First place the rose onto the gift and then, use the rest of the ribbon to tie a bow (over the rose).
Frozen - themed wrapping

For this wrapping I used a dotted tulle as the wrapper, wool fluff as the ribbon and a skein of soft and quite thin lamb wool skein. Decorations as per your wish.
1) Wrap the gift with the tulle (the same as with the felt).
2) When wrapping the fluff, slide it through the skein to secure it and tie it softly, because a tight knot will ruin the fluff. Decorate with Christmas ornaments.

 Tulle gift bag with a bow wreath

For this you need a long piece of tulle (mine is 1.5m), yarn bows (DIY tutorial here), a decorative ribbon, and an extra decoration to glam it up.
1) Use the tutorial to make yarn bows and join them with jump rings into a mini wreath. 
2) With the tulle spread out, put gift at the center and fold sides. Then take the bottom side and fold it over to the upper side. Tie the ribbon. Attach the wreath and add (tie / glue) an additional decoration. 

Goodies-filled bag
Fill a decorative organza bag with goodies your friend might enjoy like ribbons, lace, buttons, beads, sewing thread and needle, etc. Wrap it up with a decorative ribbon.  

I hope you guys like these and use them as a spring-board for many new ideas.


handmade by amalia said...

Fun ideas - they all speak to me.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

These are creative ways to wrap presents and thanks for sharing them Maya.

Divya N said...

Each one is prettier than the preceding one though I am partial to the yarn rose. I see Christmas presents elaborately wrapped in the West and I have always been curious if people save these toppers and decorations. I am sure the crafters do but what about non artsy/craftsy folks?

Maya Kuzman said...

I wouldn't know Divya. That is why I said these would be suitable for crafters so that they will use in future projects.

Marie-Interior Frugalista said...

What needlework crafter wouldn't be thrilled to receive these for Christmas!

Cindy@CountyRoad407 said...

Wow, you are so talented. I wish I had your skills. Well, really the patience for your skills. I tried years ago and got frustrated fast. Your ideas are lovely. Thank you for linking up at Farmhouse Friday LP.

Maya Kuzman said...

Yes, Marie. Myself included :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you so much!

My thrift store addiction said...

What pretty package ideas! I have a gift wrapping post scheduled, too--great minds think alike ;) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Cecilia! Can't wait to see yours!

Kathy said...

These are so beautiful and an inspiration. I have been through 6+ rolls of tape so far wrapping so most of my gifts get very little attention like this! I would LOVE to have someone give me gift bags like this as I am a hoarding crafter! I make a lot of Christmas cloth gift bags--simply with the ribbons sewn into the sideseam. Yours were just gorgeous. The most gorgeous bags I made were from a thrifted purple floral organza shower curtain--all those already sewn hems and selvage edges. I used strings of plastic pearls for the ties and wrapped the gifts in lavendar tissue--so pretty!

Maya Kuzman said...

This is so sweet of you, Kathy! Thank you so much! Sadly, I don't have many cafters friends or family so as to gift these, but I give mine a little of a handmade touch. I would also love to receive something similar. Gift bags are fantastic and can be (re)used to exhaustion. I am sure yours are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

These are so pretty, Maya!