Friday, December 23, 2011

Gift Wrappings!

Well it's that time! All the last minute shopping, gift wrapping, and bustling about of the holidays! 
I just adore this time of year! And as a Christian it's extra special to me, because I get to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! (not that we can't any other time of year) 

I love that almost everyone greets each other, all the smells of yummy food, Christmas cookies, lights! All of it!

Well today I just have a cute way to wrap your small packages if maybe you have run out of ribbons, or you just want something a little different than ribbons!

First wrap your box, I uses the "funnies" from an old news paper, and a piece of a brown paper bag. But you can use whatever you want! A word find, a cross word, wrapping paper, plain brown craft paper, whatever you can find!

Second, the paper (or ribbon) for the weave, I used construction paper, you could use scrapbook paper ribbons, a picture, again, WHATEVER you want! cut 4 or more strips, I used 6 on both of mine, they can be alternating colors or all the same! 
You want them to be long enough to fit around your box, and as far as the width, it doesn't matter, thin strips or wide, whatever floats your boat!

Then you start to weave! It's really simple! Just lay one strip vertical, then one horizontal, and two vertical on top of the horizontal piece. For the second horizontal strip, just slide it under the middle vertical strip and on top of the outer two vertical strips. and for the third horizontal lay it the same as the fist horizontal strip!
See! Easy!

Lay your box on top of the woven strips, and pull the ends around and tape them to your package!

After all the ends have been taped into place you can put a gift tag on it and put it under the tree!

Happy giving!!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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