I love wrapping presents. A nicely wrapped present can be just as meaningful as the gift itself. So after finding the softest and coziest sweaters from Nordstrom Rack to gift my favorite girlfriends this year, I knew I wanted to try something different and new. Trying to avoid the standard clothing box route, I thought of a fun and somewhat unassuming way to envelop a piece of clothing. The added effort will put a smile on their faces – I’m sure of it!

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You’ll need:

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Start by cutting the wrapping paper into 1″ wide strips. For a thicker sweater, I made my strips approximately 13″ long and used 60 total. Keep the strips in order as you cut them to keep the pattern intact.

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Make a small mark about half an inch from the end of the strip and punch a hole through it. Use it as a guide to continue punching holes through the rest of the strips.

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Place a paper medallion face down onto a working surface. This will be the base and where you will glue the other end of the strips to.

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Overlap the individual strips of wrapping paper, fanning them out.

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Take the sweater and roll it up tightly with a piece of twine. Place it in the center. Thread the ribbon through the front of the wrapping paper and out the backside.

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Continue adding strips. You’ll notice a sphere is forming.

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Before adding on the last strip, untie the twine from the sweater to loosen the sweater so that it fills the sphere. Add on the last strip and tie a double knot to the end of the twine.

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Pull it through the top of the sphere and tie another double knot. Trim and add a bow.

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Enjoy the gift of giving!

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(images by HonestlyWTF)