We are participating in a 10 Day blogging series: 10 Days of Thoughtful, Handmade Gifts! We are so excited to produce some gifts, and you’ve probably guessed, we’re going to start from skirts all 10 days! Also, we are very anxious to see what others produce too! If you want to join in or follow along, visit A Homespun Country Life to get started.
Today we have a luxurious, super easy, fast tutorial for you. We love to give gifts, and we love to try out new things for gift wrap! A gift box is basically a blank palate waiting to be created upon, right? In the past we have given baby gifts wrapped in baby blankets, gag gifts wrapped in the Sunday funnies and bridal shower gifts wrapped in table linens. So naturally we thought of a skirt for today’s post! The recipient of a skirt to gift wrapped gift is going to feel so special. And you don’t even have to tell them how fun and simple it was for you!
A skirt. That’s about all we can say!
So we started with a skirt that we were gifted from one of our dear older friends. Now to be fair, she gifted it to us, not to wear, but for something to refashion! So it works out perfect, a gifted skirt to gift wrap transformation!
Step by Step Instructions:
Step 1: Determine the desired size for the box you are wrapping. In our case, we needed a rectangle about the size of the front of the skirt.
Step 2: Cut out rectangle from skirt.
Step 3: Wrap fabric around box, using tape to secure.
Step 4: Bunch up fabric on sides and use a ribbon to tie them off in the middle.
Step 5: Use a ribbon and flower to decorate the top of the box.
We love the button detail and centered it down the center of the fabric. Isn’t this an awesome vintage-y gift?
Total Time: 5 minutes
Total Cost: $0 (This project is really perfect for a skirt that doesn’t fit, has a huge rip or stain, or some other unwearable defect!)
Talent Level: No-sew! Beginner seamstress
And here’s a gift for you…a glimpse at 2 other skirt to gift projects from our ebook!
This one uses the whole skirt as part of the gift!
This tutorial uses some more fabric from the same skirt and the Japanese art of furoshiki – fabric folding/tying. All three of these are no-sew projects, take about 5 minutes each and make such a huge splash!
Make it beautiful,