Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Last Minute Fabric Wrapping Fun
If you're wrapping a gift with a piece of fabric, you can certainly wrap it just like any other paper wrapped gift, but you will incur some bulk around the folded ends and corners. For me, that added to the charm of my daughter trying to guess what in the world it could be! I used safety pins to secure the seams and ends and lots of beautiful wide ribbon for a bow (again, from my stash). The fun part for me was waiting a few days before putting a name tag on the boxes...keeps 'em guessing.
Now originally, I wanted to gather a huge piece of fabric to the middle of the box with a rubber band and create a center pouf, but even my largest chunk of red fabric couldn't match up with these two humongous boxes. I don't think these are too bad though, and the great thing is that my garbage bin won't have much in there this year. What wasn't wrapped in fabric was placed in fabric gift bags and reusable decorated boxes!
There are a lot of great websites for tips and techniques on wrapping gifts with fabric. I found this beautiful collection of photos of packages with much more style than mine offer: https://www.google.com/search?q=fabric+package+wrapping&hl=en&rlz=1C1TSNO_enUS461US461&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=CEfyTpiHC-bc2QXp4ISDAg&ved=0CJgBELAE&biw=1600&bih=775. But heck, these are for a 10 year old who really doesn't care about anything other than what's inside those bright red boxes!
Have a great day! Ilene