|Crocheted gift ribbon and embellishments|
It began with making the gift ribbon and then having fun with the little motives. This can be personalised to the recipient, from bottles of wine to work tools, cars, diggers and more girlie items such as flowers and hearts. Your imagination is your only limit when it comes to this. Below are some of mine that I have made recently.
|Puff flower - crochet embellsiment|
|With Easter just around the corner, make some|
cute bunnies to add to the crochet gift ribbon
|This month's Little Box of Crochet, I could not|
resist embellishing this rainbow addition too!
To make the gift ribbon I ensure I have the box or wrapped package to hand and then chain enough to cover once around with maybe 3 chains spare as the overlap and for connecting. Depending on the size of the gift determines for me the stitch used, the smaller the gift the smaller the stitch, this is so it does not overpower. I then crochet whichever stitch I have decided upon into each chain. Once that is complete I take a contrasting colour and dc (UK) sc (US) on each side so that the ribbon effectively has 3 stripes. Sometimes as with the Little Box of Crochet I actually slip stitched along either edge, just depends on the look you want. To complete the ribbon itself I either sew the ends together or crochet them with slip stitches. I tend to then place the ribbon on the package and then sew the motives onto the ribbon in situ making sure I have them placed on the gift exactly where I want.
Choosing the motives is fun and there are so many to be found on the internet, I will let you find your own. Hope I have given you an idea or a spark, let me know if you give this a try.
♥ How do you gift wrap your presents?