Embellishments

February 28th

Crocheted gift ribbon and embellishments
I am rubbish at wrapping gifts, years ago before children I spent ages making my gifts look beautiful but over the years that has fallen by the wayside until recently.  I am a yarn addict and am happy with either a crochet hook or knitting needles in my hand, so along came the idea to embellish my gift in yarn adorned mini makes.

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?


18 comments:

  1. They are really beautiful and the perfect way to add a personal touch to your gift wrapping.x

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  2. What a great idea, love the bunnies.

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    1. The bunnies are quite apt for this time year Jan x

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  3. Beautiful & unique. You must be organised...I usually throw brown paper and raffia bows at my gifts minutes before running out of the door!

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    1. I always hope and aspire to be organised Fiona but am more often than not disappointed in myself, organised chaos I call it here at the eclectic home!

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  4. I am a pathetic wrapper. I put little thought into it and actually am so bad it is a joke in my house. Love all that you have done to decorate those beautiful gifts.

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    1. My sister will not waste time or money, o always wraps in newspaper. you can tell a mile of that a present is from her, it's our family joke too

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  5. I am also a pathetic wrapper but I love to receive a beautifully wrapped gift. Your crochet ribbons are great.

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    1. I too love to receive beautifully wrapped gifts.

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  6. The perfect addition to a gift. Those packages look amazing.

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  7. What a great idea that I shall definitely adopt! Your gifts look so exciting.

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    1. Am so glad annie, hope you share with us

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  8. What a fabulous idea. I've sometimes crocheted a chain to wrap gifts but have never thought to make them so beautifully embellished. How lovely to receive such a gift.

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  9. I LOVE the flowery one at the bottom. I just don't have the patience to do anything like this so I'm very impressed with them all, actually|!

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    1. Easy paper flowers would work a treat too

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