First DIY post of 2017 HAS to be a wrapping one, am I right? Gotta start out the year with my favorite thing ever, it just feels right! I’m excited to share 3 ways to wrap using embroidery floss, because its not just for needlepoint and friendship bracelets your guys. I love changing up ways to wrap presents and not using just ribbon. It keeps things fresh and using embroidery floss gives your presents a classier look, more so than bakers twine. Remember when I made these baskets? Well I loved how they turned out and thought…what if I did the same on a present?
1. An Embroidery Floss Pinwheel
-Trace circles onto a piece of cardboard. I used a circle cutter but you can use glasses or jars or whatever you want to make the right size circle.
-Then cut out the circles. My circle cutter didn’t cut all the way through the cardboard so I needed to cut out the remaining with scissors.
-Next take a color of embroidery thread and tie a knot on the back side.
-Then criss cross to make an X.
-Then you are going to start wrapping the circle. You want to start in the upper right corner of your X (see picture 5) and go to the bottom left corner of the X (see picture 6). You will see that slight twist in the middle of the circle? That is from going top right to bottom left over and over again.
-You will keep doing this till the X you made starts to fill up.
-Once you filled in your X, get another color, make a new X and doing it over again.
-Keep using colors till you fill up the circle.
2.Tiny Tassel Garland
The first time I made a tassel was when I made this blanket and I feel in love. This is the same tassel DIY although these tassels are MUCH smaller and with embroidery thread.
-Take a small piece of cardboard (when it is this small you could even use your fingers)
-Wrap the thread around the cardboard. The thickness of your tassel depends on how many times you wrap it.
-Pull it off the cardboard and make sure it keeps it’s shape.
-Then tie a piece of thread through the loop real tight and knot it. Then cut the bottom.
-Then take another piece of embroidery floss and tie off a piece of the top to make the tassel.
-Lastly tie each tassel on a single piece of embroidery thread and cut off any excess thread. Then wrap onto gift.
3. Embroidery Floss Ribbon
-This one is by far the easiest and doesn’t really need a ton of explaining. But just take some embroidery floss and wrap your present. No need for a bow. Just criss cross, overlap, or make straight lines … just make it fun. Its a piece of art in itself.