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Friday, December 14, 2012

Guest Post::: Jamie {A Pair of Pears}

Good Morning!

Are you guys ready for more amazing Christmas DIY's?? I hope so. Today's guest post comes from the sweet and talented lady behind one of my favorite blogs ever A Pair of Pears. Thanks for sharing Jamie!
 
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I know it's early, but I can't help myself! I love Christmas and I love making the gifts I buy for family and friends looks extra special. This year I decided I'm only wrapping my gifts in kraft paper. As much as I love cute patterned paper, it can get expensive and you don't get that much in a roll. Kraft paper comes in rolls and can easily be found in the packing section of any store. I got mine at Target. 

I put together these wrapping ideas that are simple and fun. Plus the best part is that I already had everything to put these together at home. So grab your supplies, pop in a movie and make a bunch all at once to use throughout this season!


POM-POM Make any size pom-pom with yarn and tie around your wrapped gift. Pom-pom tutorial below.

SNOW FLAKE Snow flakes are easy and fun to make! Start by cutting out your snowflake from a piece of paper. Lay across your wrapped gift and tie with twine. If you don't know how to make these you can find instructions here.


ACCORDION FAN From a piece of paper fold an accordion fan and secure around gift with baker's twine. You can follow the tutorial below.

TWINE & TAG Cut a strip of white paper and place around wrapped gift. Tie with some baker's twine and slip in a gift tag. Joy gift tag is from our holiday collection!

All you need to make these cute pom-poms are yarn, a ruler, some scissors and a piece of cardboard that is 1 1/2 inches wide (use a wider piece for larger poms). 


STEP 1: Start by wrapping your yarn around the cardboard
STEP 2: Continue wrapping until you have gone about 40 times.
STEP 3: Cut a piece of yarn long enough to go around your gift. Gently pull your yarn off the cardboard and lay it on top of the yarn you just cut.


STEP 4: Tie a knot.
STEP 5: Make sure to pull it really tight.
STEP 6: Begin cutting the loops all the way around the pom.


STEP 7: Give you pom a good shake to loosen all the yarn then give your pom a good hair cut to form it into a nice ball shape. Then tie it around a gift to make a really cute package! 


Gather up an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, double stick tape, string and scissors


STEP 1: Cut the paper in half lengthwise.
STEP 2: Make a fold about 1/4 of an inch wide.
STEP 3: Flip over and fold again. Continue flipping and folding like an accordion until you get to the end of the paper.


STEP 4: Cut two slits in the middle on both sides.
STEP 5: Take out enough string to wrap around your gift and tie in a knot around the middle. 
STEP 6: Spread out your fan


STEP 7: Place double sided tape on each end and connect the two sides to form a circle. 
That's it! Now your gifts will look fabulous!

3 comments:

  1. What cute ideas for wrapping!!

    xo, Kenzie

    www.CaveGirlintheCity.com

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  2. Wow, so great ideas !! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. so many lovely ideas! <3 thank you for sharing !

    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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