The other day, I was asked to come up with a creative an inexpensive way to gift wrap over 100 books. I went home, found some old butcher paper and a ball of yarn, (leftover from the Christmas stocking I made) and started brainstorming different ideas.
Here are a few more details...
#1 "The Bow" - I made a bow using the same method you would use to make a yarn pom-pom, only I didn't cut the ends. I added the square "Merry Christmas" tag to the bottom (I thought it looked like a mini present :) but It's cute with or without the tag.
#2 "Basket Weave" - I wrapped the yarn around the present 5 times horizontally and tied off the ends. Then, using a new string, I worked vertically and weaved the yarn over and under the horizontal strands 4 times.
#3 "Cats Cradle" remember back in the day when string tricks were cool? Well this is just a simple cats cradle made from one large piece of yarn...if you need a refresher, try THIS tutorial.
#4 "Pom Pom" - I'm sure you've all seen this trick, but go HERE if you need a good pom-pom tutorial.