As promised, here is a really cute, fun, (easy) do-it-yourself gift wrapping project.
I made it up last week when I bought my sister a bridal shower gift from Anthropologie and the store was out of gift wrap.
I don't buy from Anthro very often - not that I wouldn't love to! - but it's sort of a splurge purchase for me, so I felt I had to do the little white Anthropologie box justice by wrapping it well.
Here's what I came up with:
First - Materials. You will need:
* 1-2 yards of ribbon in various tones, about 2"-3" in width
(I chose yellow and white because those are my sister's wedding colors)
* miscellaneous materials such as burlap, an old knit sweater, etc.
(I used some extra taupe-colored, textured cloth I had leftover from another project)
* cute button of your choice
1. Cut several pieces of your ribbon in 3"-5" increments, depending on the desired size of your finished pom. Do the same with any fabric, burlap, or sweaters.
2. Make a large stack, alternating each color and type of material. Using the twine, tie a very tight knot around the center of the entire stack.
3. Cut your ribbon and fabric into smaller strips, making sure to keep the center uncut.
4. Separate and pull strips apart, thread a button onto your twine, and tah-dah! - your completed pom!
Then all you have to do is wrap your gift box with the same ribbon(s) and attach your pom at the top. I also slid in a handmade card, which I printed from an image on my computer to look like a vintage postcard.
Yay, DIY projects!
And I think I did Anthropologie justice, don't you?