I was looking through my Christmas binder today
(What? You don't have a Christmas binder?) and I came across a gift wrap idea that I had saved from last year.
I do believe it's from Martha Stewart.
It's very easy to do and I thought maybe some of you might like the directions to make one of your own. So I photographed all the steps.
There are a lot of steps, but really it only took about 15 minutes and that included taking all of the pics.
Step 3. Fold both sides in to the center.
Step 4. Wrap the band of wrapping around the gift and secure with tape on the backside.
Step 5. Cut a square of the wrapping paper and the band paper the same size. The size of the square will depend on how large your package is. I cut about a 4-inch square for my small package.
Step 6. These two pieces need to be glued as one piece. Instead of glue, I used some iron-on interfacing. It worked great. If you don't have this, just use glue and wait until it dries to go to the next step.
Step 7. Fold the square twice, to look like this.
Step 8. Cut on the 4 lines created by the folding to about 1/4-inch from the center. Make sure you stop the same distance from the center on each cutting line. Don't cut all the way through!
Step 9, Fold every other point over to the center. Tape each one down.
Step 10. Glue something in the center to cover the tape. I used a jingle bell.
That is all there is to it! You now have a beautiful package with a bow that cost next to nothing. Have you ever bought a single nice bow? They are not cheap. And they certainly are not unique and made with love as this one is.
Have fun and if you make one, I would love to see it! Leave me a comment so I can go to your blog to see it.