I am happy to report that all my gifts are crocheted, wrapped and under the tree. I believe next year I will start in September instead of November. I need to take the steps to make my life easier, and more enjoyable than this turned out for me .
This week ends with my Annie’s kit “Sugar & Spice” baby gift set completed. To read more on this I have included the link for the review of the kit. (Kit 11: Sugar & Spice Baby Gift Set Review)
I also finished the hat and scarf I wanted to crochet. I will be doing a more in-depth review of the pattern on December 30th. So for the sake of not repeating myself I am going to leave it at that.
If you have not noticed in the picture above all my gifts look like candy. Each Christmas season I wrap my gifts to look like lolly pops, tootsie rolls, hard candy, candy bars and chocolate kisses.
When my children were young and small they had the skill of picking up any gift and immediately telling me the contents. One year I remedied the problem by wrapping all the gifts like candy making it harder for them to take the joy of the surprise from the moment once and for all.
I know this has nothing to do with crocheting (unless your giving a crocheted pair of mittens away this year !!) but I thought there might be a few people interested in wrapping their gifts in the same fashion. So I picked the lolly pop to write a tutorial on, hoping a few might be interested.
Lolly Pop Gift Wrapping Tutorial:
First thing is to cut two circles cut out of cardboard. Then take a dowel rod and attach under the gift with some duck tape.
Take your gift and tape it on the center of one of the pieces of card board. (In my case it is a CD) (pictured above)
Take a sheet of tissue wrapping paper and cut it in half (pictured above)
Fold in each half of the paper in an according fold (pictured above)
Place the other piece of cardboard on top of the first piece. (pictured above)
Take the tissue paper and tuck in between the two pieces. (make sure they completely surround the the outer edge of the circles) Secure with scotch tape of both pieces of card board with the tissue paper in the middle. (pictured above)
Lay another piece of tissue paper flat on the ground and place the card broad pieces on top of the paper with the stick only partly on the paper. Fold the bottom two corners over the cardboard and secure with tape. (pictured above)
Fold the sides over the card board and secure with tape. (pictured above)
Fold down the top two corners and secure with tape. (pictured in two pictures above)
This is what the front should look like (pictured above)
Take piece of plastic wrap and lay on the ground and lay the lolly pop onto it, then wrap around both sides and join on top. (pictured above)
Take another piece of plastic and lay it on the ground, take the lolly pop and lay it on top of the plastic. (pictured above)
Bring one end over the top and tie off with a ribbon. (pictured above)
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial on how to wrap your gift in a unique way.
I am approaching the Christmas week with all gifts completed, wrapped and under the tree awaiting to be handed to my loved ones. How are all of you with your Christmas Crocheting? Please share how it went with us all so that we can share in your accomplishments.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!!!
Until next week, keep those hooks flying.