Wrapping Week 2013: Baker’s Twine and a Button

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  December 18, 2013 — 2 Comments

Today’s gift wrap idea is a small variation on yesterday’s brown paper and string. In this case I used some pretty baker’s twine and a simple white button. I hoard crap like this all year long in the hopes that I can find some use for it. In this case the baker’s twine came as a freebie with something I ordered from Etsy and the button came from the mason jar in my laundry room where I put all those extra buttons that occasionally come with new clothes.

brown paper, baker's twine, and a button

I wrapped my twine around the gift leaving a tail to tie into a bow, slipped one of the tails through the hole in the tag, then used a needle to pull it back and forth through the buttonholes twice before pulling it back through the hole in the tag again. Then I just tied the two tails into a bow and the tag laid nice and flat on the gift with the button securing it. If you think that sounds confusing trust me when I say that it’s much easier in practice than it is to explain. The button idea was inspired by the recipient of this particular gift–she has a huge collection of vintage buttons that she crafts into beautiful and unique jewelry.

A couple notes in case you missed yesterday’s post:

  • I buy my paper from Home Depot–a huge roll is only $10 in the paint aisle. You can also buy it in smaller, more expensive quantities at craft stores or with the shipping materials in grocery or drug stores or you could even cut up paper grocery bags if you’re a total Martha.
  • This year I’m using free printable gift tags from here on all my packaging. I just printed them out on cardstock, cut them out, and punched a hole in each. Voila!
  • This particular type of brown paper does well with tape as long as I run my nail across it to create a good seal, but if tape just won’t stick to your paper try using hot glue instead.

PS: Click here to read all my posts about gift wrap (this one will be at the top but just scroll down to see them all)

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


2 responses to Wrapping Week 2013: Baker’s Twine and a Button

  1. This is so cute! Wish I’d seen it before we wrapped ours. I use kraft paper too — I find that the only thing that will hold the paper down is clear packing tape. BTW, I linked to how we decorated our presents this year. Fun and **free**, the best combo! :)

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