Here’s a simple and pretty way to wrap a small gift!
Step 1. First off, nix the gift wrap. Instead, take out an empty egg carton. Cut out two egg cups and one of those little center egg carton bumps.
Step 2. Cut some quick petals into both egg cups and round the petals with your fingers. Trim the little bump.
Step 3. Cut out some leaves from the flat part of an egg carton top.
Step 4. Glue petals, leaves and bump together as shown.
Step 5. Prepare your gift. Mine is a set of crocheted dishwashing cloths I made as part of a teacher gift. I folded each nicely and stacked ’em neatly.
Step 6. Tie some string around your gift. A few lengths together make a nice impact. Trim the string ends to a length slightly wider than the gift itself.
Step 7. Display the remaining string ends into a starburst.
Step 8. Take a small piece of egg carton top and cut it into a rough little circle. Punch a hole into it. Offset the hole a little.
Step 9. Use 2 of the string lengths to tie on the little egg carton circle. Dab some glue onto the circle.
Step 10. Glue on the egg carton flower. Let dry. And tally-ho, you’re ready to go!
Quite nice, in an understated kind of way. Might be nice on a book, say, or a pair of lovely handmade mittens or a scarf.