DIY Anthropologie Gift Wrap

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Anthropologie for 2010 has been offering naturally sweet gift wrap for $2 to $4. In a recycled looking plain brown paper box a (as they call it) handmade garland is wrapped about as embellishment. It can be a little hard to see from their pictures what this actually is but in person, up close the garland is constructed of round pieces of felt strung on a grosgrain ribbon. Pushed together they form a wave of ruffles. Surprisingly easy to recreate and a way to reuse items from around your home. Now for how to do it:

Materials needed:
1 gift box (to make your own recycled gift box see this tutorial)
1 length of grosgrain ribbon
Felt or foam sheets
Scissors or an X-acto knife

mam for gavethat gift wrap materials needed diy

How to do it:
Cut circle shapes out of your felt (or foam). For mine I used the bottom of a glass as a template and traced around it with a pencil lightly. You will need about 7.
mam for gavethat diy gift wrap step two pushing ribbon through felt circle

Using the width of your grosgrain ribbon as your guide, cut two slits in the center of each felt circle piece, making sure they are long enough so the tip of your ribbon can pass through. If using scissors, fold the felt circle in half and cut two slits in the center, then unfold. Once you have done this with each piece, start from underneath the felt circle and poke the tip of the ribbon through the first slit. Pull through and then pass through the next slit. Keep doing this until each of the felt circles are strung on the ribbon. Push them together so they become ruffled and folded in half.
mam for gave that felt circles stung on ribbon

mam for gavethat diy step 3 all finished up applying the garland onto the gift box

Then tie them around your gift box and fasten the loose ends of the ribbon with tape underneath. That's it!

Here is a step by step video I made showing how to create the garland look above:

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