DIY Holiday Gift Bundle

The winner of the First Ever Vylette Giveaway is Katie!

I fear there will be a great deal of gift wrapping in my near future. I was actually ahead of things this year and I got my gift wrap, matching bows and tags as soon as the stores starting putting out the displays. I was so proud of myself, then I see this DIY by Honestly…WTF. My beautifully coordinated gifts will look great, but this takes things to a whole other level.

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You’ll need:

  • a gift (mine was a Sweet Romeo sweater from Nordstrom Rack)
  • wrapping paper
  • scissors
  • adhesive dots
  • a gold medallion
  • twine or ribbon

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Start by cutting the wrapping paper into 1″ wide strips. For a thicker sweater, I made my strips approximately 13″ long and used 60 total. Keep the strips in order as you cut them to keep the pattern intact.

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Make a small mark about half an inch from the end of the strip and punch a hole through it. Use it as a guide to continue punching holes through the rest of the strips.

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Place a paper medallion face down onto a working surface. This will be the base and where you will glue the other end of the strips to.

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Overlap the individual strips of wrapping paper, fanning them out.

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Take the sweater and roll it up tightly with a piece of twine. Place it in the center. Thread the ribbon through the front of the wrapping paper and out the backside.

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Continue adding strips. You’ll notice a sphere is forming.

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Before adding on the last strip, untie the twine from the sweater to loosen the sweater so that it fills the sphere. Add on the last strip and tie a double knot to the end of the twine.

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Pull it through the top of the sphere and tie another double knot. Trim and add a bow.

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Enjoy the gift of giving!

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Images and tutorial by HonestlyWTF

About Julie

My name is Julieanna Bucior, but I go by Julie (unless I'm in trouble). I'm thirty one. I am a bookkeeper by day, rogue fashion designer/crafter/amateur baker by night. I spend most of my time feeling like a kindergartner trapped inside an adult's body. I love reading, hanging out with my crazy cats and being silly. I'm pretty much the girl next door, with a twist.
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