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.
Card to wrap your tassel around
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
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 needWrapping paper – I used A2 white sheets of paper
Dried orange slices
Small 3.5cm pom-pom maker OR a fork
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!