Editor’s Note: From Dec. 8-19, we’ll be celebrating the holiday season in a number of fun ways — from project tutorials to gift ideas and more. We’ll also keep you in the loop about our 12 Days of Deals sale happening in our online store, so be sure to check back each day for all the updates!
Our “12 Days of Deals” sale is wrapping up in our store today, and I think it’s only fitting to finish this blog series with a little wrapping of our own. The creative ideas below are all sure to make your gifts extra special this year – whether the surprise inside is handmade or store-bought. As an added bonus, some of these ideas can be recreated with items you likely already have in your sewing stash, so you can get started immediately!
Use strips of lace and pompom trims to recreate these packages from the Holiday 2011 Stitch Craft Create:
– The sweet package on the left was wrapped with five scraps of French cotton lace. The flower was made by flattening, layering and scrunching mini cupcake liners and is held together with a tiny blue brad.
– A wide strip of lace serves as the centerpiece of the red box, which was covered in specialty Tilda paper, wrapped with mint green twine and topped off with two stacked buttons.
– The round box was painted white, and the top was covered in patterned Tilda paper and pompom trim. A small wooden tag was painted white and stamped with the recipient’s initial, and then tied onto the box with red Divine Twine.
Kari Mecca used her Whimsy PinWheel tools and zipper trim to create these festive poinsettia pin zipper flowers. Featured in issue #139 of Sew Beautiful, they’re the perfect keepsake garnish for your gift packages and can be used to adorn scarves, coats, bags, hats and more. Get the free how-to on our blog!
Have some buttons you don’t know what to do with? Put your button collection to use with this creative idea from Stitch Craft Create Gifts 2013. Cut a strip of felt to the circumference of your package and sew buttons along the length of the felt. Leave room at one end of the strip and cut a slit in the felt to loop over the first button on the other end of the strip. Alternatively, use ribbon and sew a buttonhole at one end.