I was inspired by the bottom right photo. Since I make some clothes for my kiddos, I always save the scrap fabrics. Those scraps are perfect for these simple handmade gift wraps.
For my project, I created a small gift box using my Martha Stewart score board. I trimmed 2 pieces of Kraft cardstock to 8x8. For the base, I scored at 2 inches and 6 inches, turning the paper sideways once and repeating. To make the lid, I scored at 2 inches and 6 1/8 inches and again, repeated after turning the paper. I found the longest piece of scrap fabric that I had and trimmed it using my pinking shears. To wrap my box, I pulled the fabric up, tied one knot and then pulled the ends back down. I trimmed them to "sit" underneath the fabric on the botton.
For the flower, I used Hawaiin Shore felt. I am sure if you own any of this, you will know just how fabulous it cuts, like butta. I just cranked my Beautiful Blooms II #2 die through my Cuttlebug. I made 8 cuts. I laid one down for the base. Then I placed four of them folded in quarters on top and stitched down. The next layer, I placed two of them folded in half and stitched down. The last one I quartered, but stitched it in place to stand upright. The flower is not currently attached since I ran out of time to make it into a hair clip. I plan on glueing it to an alligator clip and then it will slip back onto the fabric.
For kicks, I thought I would share some photos of where this fabric came from. I have shared it previously on my blog, but here it is again. These photos are of my daughter, a year ago. And here is a link to my original post for those of you that sew and are interested in the details.
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