How to Wrap Gifts with Scrap Yarn - 3 Free Tutorials

 

What's better than giving someone a gift they love? That's right, extra fancy wrapping. I had the absolute pleasure of designing these tutorials for Hobbycraft to help you up your wrapping game and use up scrap yarn while you do it!

Furoshiki-Style with oversized Tassels

 

This take on traditional Japanese-style fabric wrapping, Furoshiki, is a great way to showcase a pretty fabric, plus the wrap can be used again and again. You could also use a silk scarf, fun tea towel or fabric leftover from a project. Add some oversized tassels and you are good to go.

 

 

You will need

Fabric – I used a 45cmx45cm square of cotton, but tea towels or scarves work well too. 45x45cm and 70x70cm are traditional Furoshiki sizes, but you can use any size as long as it’s at least twice the surface area of your gift, to give you enough space to wrap.

Scissors

Scrap yarn

Card to wrap your tassel around

Click here to view the full tutorial with step-by-step images on the Hobbycraft website

Mini Macrame

Mini Macrame hoop wrapping idea

Add a special touch to a present using a small wooden hoop and some leftover yarn. Attached using a lark’s head knot, the two yarns are then woven in a simple but effective pattern to create a really special finishing touch.

 

 

You will need

Wrapping paper – I used brown Craft Paper

Small 2in wooden macrame rings

Scrap yarn in 2 colours

Masking or low-tack tape

Scissors

Click here to view the full tutorial with step-by-step images on the Hobbycraft website

 

Pom Pom Oranges

 

If you need a gift to both look and smell gorgeous, dried orange slices are a winner. Thread with pom poms in a complimentary colour, such as dark greenish-blue, and place them against white wrapping paper to really make them pop.

 

You will need

Wrapping paper – I used A2 white sheets of paper
Dried orange slices
Scrap yarn
Small 3.5cm pom-pom maker OR a fork
Yarn needle
Scissors
Tape
 

Click here to view the full tutorial with step-by-step images on the Hobbycraft website

 

I hope you love these wrapping ideas as much as I enjoyed creating them! If you'd like a behind-the-scenes peak at the making and filming of these tutorials, keep an eye out for this Sundays Vlog on my YouTube channel!

 

Lindsey x

 

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