Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Guest Post Katy from No Big Dill

Welcome Katy from No Big Dill!

If you haven't heard of Katy's blog wich I'm sure you all have, she is amazingly talented!
She has so many neat tutorials of sewing and all different crafts you really have to check her blog out if you haven't already!

If you haven't yet make sure to go and enter for your chance to win one of the three giveaway's that are up already and be watching for more to come.

I admit it.

I am a wrapping snob.

I know there is great convenience in the gift bag and the appeal that it is reusable [unless my kids get ahold of it].  I know these things.  Yet.  I maintain there is so much more pleasure in untying the ribbon someone has lovingly looped the bunny ears, slowly unveiling the treasure inside, whether you're a wrapper ripper or a tape unfastener, than just pulling something out of a bag.

So under my bed lies all my wrapping fun.  It's almost as bad as my fabric collection.  There's tissue paper and ribbons and wrapping paper and strings and paper boxes.  My most recent discovery has been paper twine.  I got some when we visited Korea last year.  It was everywhere!  I figured out that if you untwist the twine, there's all sorts of paper pleasure production to be had.

And the color options are endless.  Each year we choose a color theme for Christmas.  My favorite was when it was orange, so green and red are not exactly singled out when it comes to Christmas.  No matter what you holiday you celebrate, you can personalize your gifts with these easy Paper Twine Flowers.

Cut three bits of twine, one slightly longer than the other two. 

Tie the longer piece around the other two. 

Untwist the twine starting from the knot, keeping the end still twisted and work the center open.

Continue with each petal.

Of course you can then play around, doing some with more petals, others open entirely, mixing up the colors.  An online source I have found, though have never ordered from is the Felt and Wire Shop.

Thank you, Heather, for letting me join in on the fun today!


Kelli said...

Those are AMAZING!!! I used to make the twisted paper baskets but I would have never thought to make something like these! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

What a creative way to wrap presents!!! These flowers are really pretty!

Jessica Stier said...

I love these!!! Thanks for sharing such a simple way to make any wrapping more unique.

Sarah said...

I am a wannabe wrapper but wasn't blessed with the gene to make the paper lay correctly. I definitely need nice ribbons to distract from the mess I call the paper.

the momma said...

I love to make pretty packages - although I will admit to using gift bags some - but still, I add a bow :-)
and plenty of paper fluff!!

I gave my sister-in-law a box of candles one year for Christmas & she loved the package so much, it was YEARS before she actually opened the box!

You used to be able to get twisted paper at Hobby Lobby - wonder if they still sell it?

thanks for the sweet tute :-)

April said...

Love these! What a fabulous way and inexpensive way to brighten a package!

mommag said...

I have loads of paper twist from years ago and was wondering what in the world to do with it! These flowers are sooo pretty. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!


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