Woven paper gift topper

I‘m pretty chuffed with these woven paper gift toppers. They are a sinch to make and look really great with recycled newspaper wrap.

Woven gift topper

The idea originated from this woven yarn gift topper which you can see at giverslog.com and from this image which comes from the book More Last Minute Knitted Gifts.

Woven gift topper

How-to
♥ Cut some strips of colored paper. Mine were 0.5cm wide. They need to be long enough to wrap around your gift. If you have a paper shredder then this might make the job even quicker!
♥ Line up your vertical strips on a table top…you can use a bit of sticky tape at one end to hold them in place while you weave away.
♥ Weave the horizontal strips into the vertical strips.
♥ Using a bit of sticky tape secure to your gift. Job done!

I also made a rainbow gift topper….no surprise there then!

Woven gift topper

Happy Monday everyone!


 

 

58 Comments Leave yours

  1. Gourgeous! Colorful, easy and appealing, great!

  2. Elisabeth #

    Too lovely! This is a great idea!

  3. it’s beautiful ! i have to try !!!

  4. Vanessa #

    So beautiful! Your rainbow topper is gorgeous. I love your blog so much! I read MANY blogs but yours is by far the most inspiring. :)

  5. jet #

    i love this neat crea beautiful idea of yours.
    it must be fun to got such a awesome beautiful wrapped gift, think i will lay it wrapped more days because of the wrapping;-D
    to enjoy it some more days and then … the other suprise of the inside gift as well.
    thank you for sharing this idea and the great tute;-D

  6. They look fantastic! Simple and smart – another great use for newspaper too x

  7. who wouldn’t want a rainbow wrapped present?! love it x

  8. Kate #

    Thank you everyone…yeah I really like them…even if I do say so myself! I think cos they are easy peasy and just made from paper and a bit of sticky tape :)

    Thanks Vanessa….very kind of you…blushing slightly…haha

  9. spectacular!!!

  10. genius! these are absolutely adorable… what a quick and beautiful way to add pizzazz to some recycled gift wrap! looooove it!!!

  11. Thank you! This will go well with my toddler’s homemade wrapping paper (ie, recycled artwork)

  12. Holly #

    utterly gorgeous!

  13. fantastic! i would probably cringe if i saw the recipient tear through that, though ;)

  14. Ann #

    What a super idea! I’m a paper quiller and can’t wait to do this with leftover strips. Just shared your link via FB.

  15. Kate #

    Thanks! Donaville I know where you are coming from but they are very quick to make so no sweat :)

    Thanks for sharing Ann…always wanted to try paper quilling…one day!

  16. This is absolutely brilliant idea!
    Looks so pretty and cute :)

  17. I love this so much! I think I might buy someone a gift just so I can wrap it like this! :)

  18. Love, love, love this!!!!!!!

  19. Koby #

    This is awesome! I’ve tried some woven stuff before, but this is amazing. I didn’t really make it a gift topper this time, but I pasted it on a white piece of paper and it looked great with it! I love craft stuff. I’ve been trying your crafts since I got Internet, but I didn’t know I can comment. I thought you needed an account or something. Anyway, this is great!

  20. Kate #

    Hi Koby,

    Glad you managed to figure the commenting bit out. I think most blogs allow you to comment without registering which is pretty cool. Glad you enjoyed the project….you’ll have to email me a photo. Happy crafting! :)

  21. LOVE it!
    S

  22. It’s so cool and so easy!)
    Thanks you very much for lesson)

  23. That’s such a good idea! I’ll definitely be trying this one!

  24. this is such a great idea. I like it so much and I’ve made it myself. thank you!

    http://10luckyrock.blogspot.com/2011/08/ambalaj-reciclat.html

  25. Fabulous! I really LOVE your idea :D :D

  26. Love this packaging… So cute!

  27. This is so nice! The rainbow pattern is so visually appealing!

  28. Jill #

    Beautiful! I’m definitely doing this to save money at Christmas! My question is, what do you do with the strips on the bottom of the package?

    • Kate #

      Hi Jill,

      I just tapes the strips neatly where they met together….hope this makes sense. I figured if it was at the bottom of the gift it didn’t really matter too much. in theory you could weave the bottom as well…would be quite tricky though!

  29. nADia #

    its fantastic!!.. also I would like to know how to do this box (made with newspaper)….. thank you so much!!!

    • Kate #

      Hi nADia, it’s just a regular cardboard box wrapped in newspaper!

  30. Oh my god, what a cool idea! and so easy to make.
    thanks for the inspiration!

  31. chelsy #

    finally i found some patterns for weaving and its so cute yey tomorrow ill past my patern . i hope there are more patterns

    • Kate #

      Let me know how it goes!

  32. Carol Anne #

    This is such a cute idea. Cute enough that I think your whole post may have been stolen. I found this site on Pinterest this morning, http://interests11.blogspot.com/2012/03/woven-paper-gift-topper.html . And I think most of the projects there were someone else’s original ideas. You may want to check it out. I cannot stand theft. And I used to blog and what this lady is doing would have really bothered me.In fact, it bothers me now, enough that I wanted to let some of the authors know.

    • Kate #

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment Carol Anne…the site no longer exists so guess your message got through.

      Have a nice Easter ^_^

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  34. anna #

    can you do a video tutorial please

    • Kate #

      Hi Anna,

      I’m really sorry but due to camera shyness and lack of time I generally don’t do video tutorials. Let me know what you are struggling with specifically and I will try to help. ^_^

  35. Stumble on your blog by chance and how i feel lucky to find this wrap idea. Totally will wrapp my farewel gift with this. Thank youuuu :)

  36. Laura #

    Wishing it was Christmas now so I could try! Thanks!

  37. KimS #

    Will definitely be using this on Christmas gifts. I love upcycling giftwrap ideas! I think I will try red and green for some, graduated shades of blue for others.

    • Kate #

      Yay…like the sound of the graduated shades ^_^

  38. I always was into funky gift wraps, and I’m in love with this idea. Can’t wait to try it!
    Brilliant!!

    • Kate #

      Thanks Sand ^_^

  39. do u get a box and wrap it with news paper

    • Kate #

      Yes I did wrap a box…nothing fancy…just an old cardboard one ^_^

  40. Idee e attività originali che amo moltissimo! :-)

    • Kate #

      Grazie Lory ^_^

  41. simmy #

    i love this idea, and decided to add on to it by cutting the pieces of paper using those decorative craft scissors that cut in designs. harder to weave but the end result is so cool!!

    • Kate #

      Sounds great Simmy. Send me a photo!

  42. So simple and beautiful – just 4 our kids. Thanks for idea!

  43. Simple idea that makes a huge impact. I love creative wrapping ideas. Thanks!

  44. tiara #

    wow speechles …. amazing! can’t wait to try it.. :)

  45. LookValentina #

    I just found this page! and I absolutely love it.
    I love giving creative gifts,
    and this idea is just great to wrap my bf’s birthday present

    Im doing this tomorrow, thanks for sharing it !!

    Also I downloaded the heart shapes wrap paper and im gonna use it to wrap the gift (:

    • Kate #

      Yay! Happy crafting :)

  46. Miriam ( Mimi) #

    Nice to mete you! You are incredible ! Thanks for your site or blog I loved visit this and I really was emotionated ! You are incredible

  47. max #

    I think, it is good reason for gift to Mom day’s! And it is very beautifuls!

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