It all started with a quite large item that I needed to wrap for a bridal shower… I refused to buy 386647123476 rolls of wrapping papers so I thought about personalizing a large piece of plain white paper to make it more meaningful.
With a bunch of colored calligraphy pens, I started writing. My husband was watching me, he asked: “Are you sure of the spelling?” :-) Wouldn’t it be a disaster? of course I was sure!
Here is how it looked when finished
and here was me presenting my gift to be bride to be…
I used the same idea on a Christmas gift and it also turned out pretty cute!
Are you tired of all the gift wrapping ideas yet? :-)
I have just discovered this product, the Turbie Twist at my local drug store. I loved the idea because up until recently , I always wrapped a big towel over my head after the shower. I would go on to do other things before taking the towel off and let my hair air-dry or the towel would fall off on it own, many times. My neck would get tired from the weight of the towel, blah blah blah…:-) This is different, it stays nicely and securely on my head and because the towel is small, my neck would never get tired. The Turbie Twist is $6.99 at my drug store.
So, because I can’t get enough of it, I tried making more…:)
Here is the template I created.
I used an old towel for this project, it’s already been used and washed many times so it’s perfectly soft and very absorbant.
I folded the towel in half, lengthwise and traced the pattern on to the towel
Took it to the machine and sewed along the marked line. I used black thread here so you can see but matching thread would be nice :-) oh,… and don’t forget to insert an elastic into the indicated spot. I actually used one of my elastic hair bands. The one where you get like a million in a pack at the drug store.
Then I trimmed the excess away
All that left was to turn it inside out and we’re done :-)
Here is now you use it!
I think this would make great Christmas gift. Try it!
Do you hate spending tons on money on gift wrapping papers? I do. I actually stopped buying wrapping papers for a while now. I use kraft papers, newspapers, construction papers, and regular white papers for gift wrapping and I constantly looking for ways to creatively decorate the gifts. Check out some of my gift wrapping posts here, here and here.
This time, I’m recycling plastic shopping bags. I love the gold polka dots on this H&M bag.
…so I cut it up and use it as I normally would papers.
It’s a little sheer but you wouldn’t have this problem if your gift box underneath was solid. I don’t really mind that you can almost see the writing on the box.
I added some baker twine and a gift tag and we’re good to go. Check out how I got the gift tags in this post.
Here is another gift wrapped with the other half of the bag. Some purple silk ribbon brighten it up a whole lot too!
I found this awesome tutorial from this blog a while back and finally got a chance to try it out for myself. If you check out Erin’s post, it has an excellent step by step instruction with pictures but I took my pictures anyways. Here they are…
I used Erin’s pattern. You should too if you want to make this. They’re perfect!
I skipped the topstitching at the end because I happened to like the way it looks without it.
If you haven’t noticed, I used my scrap fabric that’s left from this reupholstery project. I had to piece together a bunch of pieces to make the circles but it came out great anyways :-)
This would make great hand-made holiday gift, don’t you think!?