DIY Holiday Gift Bundle

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)

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39 Comments

  1. Mira wrote:

    This looks amazing!! I wish I had your skills. You should see how I wrapped my X-Mas gifts 😀

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

    12.19.13
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  2. Kim wrote:

    What a fun and creative way to wrap! Love it.

    -kim
    midnight snark

    12.19.13
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  3. Elisa wrote:

    Nice idea *_*

    Elisa – My Fantabulous World

    12.19.13
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  4. Q wrote:
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  5. Andrea wrote:
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  6. This is the coolest gift wrapping I’ve ever seen! Amazing! ~ ashleigh

    http://www.joliejouel.com

    12.19.13
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  7. Oh wowie, the creativist giftwrapping I’ve seen
    so far this year! Thanks for the share c: Xx

    12.19.13
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  8. This is by far the coolest wrapping job I have ever seen! They would never even guess what was inside!

    xo, Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/InfiniteStyleShop

    12.19.13
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  9. The Fashion Fraction wrote:
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  10. lena wrote:

    what a cute idea! looks like a little pumpkin! 😀

    http://gregoryxgregory.blogspot.de

    12.19.13
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  11. eva maria wrote:

    Que chulísimo, me lo apunto

    Un saludo

    elcajondemibureau.blogspot.com

    12.19.13
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  12. this is absolutely beautiful!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://dreamsinhd.blogspot.com/

    12.19.13
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  13. jenna wrote:

    So pretty! Where did you find that flat twine?

    12.19.13
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  14. Tori wrote:

    This is beautiful, but I would cry when someone ripped it open!

    12.19.13
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  15. Rachel wrote:

    What a beautiful and thoughtful way to give a gift to someone. Love Love

    Vintagehoneybee@gmail.com

    12.19.13
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  16. Megan Q wrote:

    I wish I had your patience! Looks great 🙂

    http://meganquint.com

    12.19.13
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  17. k wrote:

    wow, this is just amazing!

    Cheers!
    http://www.champagnesundayliving.com

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  18. i.s. wrote:

    absolutely gorgeous xx
    http://www.vicariousLA.com

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  19. Denisa wrote:
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  20. Kate wrote:

    This looks amazing!!!!

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  21. federica wrote:

    amazing idea!! I’ll do it!
    candiedfruits.wordpress.com

    12.19.13
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  22. What a great idea! I hate wrapping clothes, but this looks really lovely 🙂

    http://pinkelephantbloggin.com/

    12.19.13
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  23. Tricia wrote:

    What a wonderful way to wrap!! Thank you!

    12.19.13
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  24. meg wrote:

    Woah! That is cool – but a little too intense for me. Then again, I usually just toss things in gift bags and close them with scotch tape…so maybe I could branch out a little bit here. Nicely done!

    12.19.13
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  25. Paty wrote:

    Love your blog!
    I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:

    http://www.thegavlaks.com

    12.20.13
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  26. Eimy wrote:

    Wowww How can you be so creative! It´s a unique way to give a gift, love all your ideas!

    12.20.13
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  27. Chloé wrote:

    This is great but I am not sure i’d be able to do that ahah !!!

    I just posted a new winter trend video: POWDER PINK COAT !!! ❄
    I hope if have a moment you can have a fast look at it <3

    VIDEO : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKFCc4CjXzw

    BLOGPOST : http://chloefashionholic.blogspot.it/2013/12/ootd-winter-trends-powder-pink-coat.html

    12.20.13
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  28. Ally wrote:

    oo! Love the pink sweater!

    12.20.13
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  29. I also love gift wrapping but I am not as artistic like you.
    Have not thought of that idea in gift wrapping, it was so nice and very unique.

    12.21.13
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  30. Fernanda wrote:

    nail art ideas for christmas http://polisheris.blogspot.mx/

    12.23.13
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  31. Dee wrote:

    That is so cute!

    12.23.13
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  32. Sanne wrote:

    Love itt!

    12.31.13
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  33. Wingie wrote:

    This is fabulous! Love it to bits!

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  34. Awesome gift wrap ideas! I have some friends who are finicky about wrapping so comes in handy 🙂

    10.19.14
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