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Woven paper gift topper

Woven paper gift topper
I‘m pretty chuffed with these woven paper gift toppers. They are a sinch to make and look really great with recycled newspaper wrap. The idea originated from this woven yarn gift topper which you can see at and from this image which comes from the book More Last Minute Knitted Gifts. How-to ♥ Cut some strips of colored paper. Mine were 0.5cm wide. They need to be long enough to wrap around your gift. I also made a rainbow gift topper….no surprise there then! Happy Monday everyone!

Paper Flower Roundup As promised, here is a roundup from around the web of some gorgeous paper flowers! All of these would be great for weddings, home decor or a gift for your special someone this Valentine's Day! Above you will see a rose that I made thanks to a great tutorial and template from Ellinee. I tried several roses, I will post more photos of mine at the bottom of this post, and I can say that regular copy paper (or paper of a similar weight) is easiest for these, though you can also make them with card stock and vellum without too much trouble. I really love these as I have seen several tutorials for roses around the web that are either too simple and so don't look very realistic or need you to cut out every single petal individually (and who has the time to do all that?).

Origami Box (design by Robin Glynn and Carmen Sprung) These simple boxes are very easy to fold and can be used to hold beads, paper clips, candies and much more. Each origami box is made from a single sheet of paper, no cutting or glue required! There are two different designs featured in this post – Gift Box by Robin Glynn (origami box with lid) and Krimskrams Box by Carmen Sprung. Description Do us a Chocolate and Marshmallow Favour! - Beyond Beyond We have seen another variation of this favour before, and we know, we know – the winter nights have yet to draw in; we are technically in sunshine and 99 flake land – but Hot chocolate ritualistically calls us to worship at its warm, comfort-in-a-cup feet. We are going to sound like masochists having just got over one of the worst winters in 30 odd years, but the idea of curling up with a big fat mug of the brown stuff, while enjoying the schadenfreude of bruised backsides and shattered egos – is our kind of heaven (You are more than welcome to copy and paste this line when we are cursing about it being winter!) We seem to have an addiction for filling up glass jars with goodies and junk – so we hope that you enjoy this fantabulous find and idea that we found via Blonde Design – make sure that you get yourself over there as you can download the tags. On top of that, you can see all the other gift ideas that they have – if you need glass jars of course then IKEA is your friend.

Paper Pyramid Gift Boxes Check out my new site, Let's Wrap Stuff. It's dedicated to all things related to gift wrap. You can even submit a tutorial or photo (even if you don't have a blog)! Lately, I've been a little obsessed with making different kinds of gift boxes. So when I came across these pyramid shaped DIY gift boxes, I knew I had to make some. These are so simple to make, because Sassafras has generously provided a free printable template. Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial - Dog Under My Desk I use a little zippered pouch to carry around my earbuds since they are the fancy microphone ones and I don’t want them to break or get tangled. Some of you have commented that you are looking for some small, simple gift ideas. This is definitely simple to make, and a little more fun than the typical rectangular zippered pouch! I can see these as the perfect gift for teenage cousins or nieces or girlfriends or even teacher gifts. Fun, quick, and cute! It doesn’t take very much fabric so you could even use scraps!

Gift box packaging tutorial For the past few weeks I've been constantly reminded of how I need to throw out the mindset of "I just need this/that before I can do my project", and rather just use what I have. One of my big problems is that I make something as a gift and then usually can't find appropriate packaging. So I've decided to start making my own. It works out WAY cheaper and if I keep it simple it only takes 10min. Here is a basic tutorial so that you can make your own too. Little Wishes - Beyond Beyond Well, we are dusting off our obligatory black armband over in Beyond Beyond land for one of our most favourite shops ever – Early Bright (mega sad face) they have been the purveyors of some delicious and inspirational bling that is more art than jewellery. And we just want to share one of the most beautiful pieces every a wish in a jar. We used to shake dandelion bushes when we were little in the vain belief that we would get a Barbie dream house, Michael Jackson tickets, the ability to breakdance overnight (although we never progressed beyond being able to do backspins), millionaire moolah, or our favourite wish was that we had been dropped off at the wrong house (sorry parental units) and we were really the offspring of some family with the financial clout of Daddy Warbucks and the Rothschild’s combined. About the author

Small Gift Bows Here is another great gift bow tutorial! These are a little bit easier to make than my Jumbo Gift Bows due to the smaller, more manageable size. They are also a great option because you can use almost any paper to make them! All of the bows you see here were made from pages out of a magazine. Soothe Winter Skin with this Homemade Sugar Scrub Winter skin has been an issue for me, for as long as I can remember. All summer long I swim, garden and hike around in the Southern California sun. Occasionally I will leave my skin outdoors for too long, turning it bright pink (never the deep, creamy brown my mom and sister have) but it always bounces right back to my soft, milk-white and freckly skin. In the winter months however, my skin completely dries out on me. Winter is when my skin should love me!

Tutorial – Fabric Covered Shoes Hello! So I knocked up a quick ‘n’ dirty tutorial on how I covered the Christmas Dress shoes in case anyone else feels the need to fancify their shoes with fabric! This isn’t the most permanent method (I’m sure more sturdy glue would be needed) but it does do the trick if you need shoes to match an outfit *right now* and can’t find/afford a new pair! DIY Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas Today’s post is packed with what I call ”use-what-you’ve-got-on-hand” gift wrapping ideas. You can make your own gift wrap with wall art, magazine pages, old maps, clothing patterns, newspaper, parchment paper, fabric, wall paper and other materials. Tie it with pretty ribbon, yarn, string or even Japanese tape (perhaps you hoard it like I do). Add a little embellishment for fun and a gift tag. Easy and unique! Here are some creative ways I’ve dressed up packages using found objects:

Bohemian Chic Hair Pin Yet another DIY! Summer is a time to create and when summer hits I definitely put down my knitting needles a bit more…THE HEAT! It is hard to knit with even the softest wool fiber when it is close to the triple digits outside. So here is a fun tutorial for those of you who are taking a breather from knitting. This clip was designed using a button off one of my old sweaters and some feathers I already had on hand (from all the feather extensions I have been putting in). If you purchased feathers for feather extensions and you have some left this is a great project to use them up on.

A Crafted Christmas: {Ideas for DIY Giftwrapping No 3 ~ Fabric} Hey everyone, Here’s another lovely roundup of creative gift-wrapping ideas and today we’re not talking paper-pretty, even though I love paper so. No today we’re thinking a little differently and going tactile and textured with pretty fabrics. Envelope Surprise DIY Apr 28 This is a project for a campaign I’m doing with Yahoo! Mail on keeping in touch with family and friends.