Deck Your Gifts with Yarn!
We are days away from handing over our handmade holiday gifts. Just because we’ve finished knitting and crocheting these, though doesn’t mean we’re done with yarn play. Adding a little fiber-y touch to the packaging of presents makes for a sweet statement of time spent thinking out your gift’s recipient. Here are 5 ways to incorporate yarn into your wrapping this holiday week!
Put a hex on it. Or a hexaGON, as it were. I love the hexi granny shape, and a single motif (paired with velvet ribbon) makes a great topper for a gift. I used Sheep(ish) yarn, and the motif pattern by my designer friend Nicole, from Yarnspirations.
Make it un be-weavable. Wrap yarn 15-20 times around package; using a tapestry needle and contrasting yarn weave over and under the wrapped yarn for as many rows as desired.
Knit a wee stocking for it. Part ornament, part adornment a small knitted stocking is an adorable addition to any package. This version will hold a set of double-pointed needles, a couple of colored pencils, or even a candy cane. Get the pattern here.
Put a pom on it! I used the Clover Pompom Maker, and worsted-weight yarn paired with some Midori ribbon to decorate this pressie.
Let your fingers to the knitting. A finger knit strip, folded and sewn into a flower shape makes for a cheery presentation for any present! Learn how to finger knit and get project directions for this adornment in my book, Finger Knitting Fun.