I‘ve started a bit of a wrapping paper collection. I’m usually quite prepared with purchasing gifts but not with gift wrapping. I’m often scrambling at the last minute and just buy whatever wrapping paper and ribbon I can find. Recently there have been a few occasions I’ve needed wrapping supplies for – birthdays, engagements and now Christmas – so I decided to start a collection of good quality wrapping paper that will keep me prepared all year round. After I’d purchased a few rolls though I noticed once they’re opened they unravel everywhere and start to rip. You could always use a rubber band or cellotape but these will ruin the wrapping paper. So I decided to make a little tool that would hold the wrapping paper together without ruining it.
Keep reading for instructions on how to make your own…
1. Measure your ribbon around your wrapping paper. You want it to wrap around about 1.5 times.
TIP: Make sure you cut the ribbon on an angle or burn the ends to prevent fraying.
2. On one side of the ribbon stick the hard side of the velcro strip, starting at one end and covering one third of your piece of ribbon.
3. Turn your ribbon over and stick the soft side of the velcro to your ribbon, starting at the opposite end of the ribbon and again covering one third. TIP: The more of the ribbon you cover in velcro the smaller your wrapping paper can be when you put the tie around it.
When you connect the soft and hard sides of the velcro you should have a circle.
And there you have it! A little tie that will keep your wrapping paper tight and ravelled, without ruining it in the process.