I was wrapping a present the other day and had no cute wrapping paper. I am a total fan of the old-school present, wrapped in a box. Not that I haven't resorted to the occasional gift bag. But when I have a choice (and time!) I opt for the box every time.
But back to the dilemma at hand.
I had a cute box. No paper.
Fabric to the rescue!
I cut some cute fabric from the stash at about 1/3 the width of the box. Taped it to the back using clear packing tape-I needed a stronger hold than regular scotch tape. I then whipped up a flower rosette.
Here's the little rosette up close
There are a zillion tutorials out there to show you how to make a fabric rosette. (This is addictive. You may end up making little rosettes with every free moment you have. On the bus. Waiting at the doctor's office. Waiting for the kids do be done with practice. Consider this fair warning. Just sayin')
Basically all it is: a long strand of fabric wrapped in a circle formation. Every few rounds, secure it in the back with a hand stitch or two. When done, glue a felt circle on the bottom to cover the mess.
For my package, I thought it'd be cuter to go with the "natural look" of the twine versus ribbon, since I was using a brown box.
Note: you may recognize these photos. I liked 'em so much, I used one from this photo shoot to make my new blog banner!
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