Creative Wrapping and Gifts

It may be August, but it’s never too early to start thinking of Christmas! Especially if you love to give handmade gifts, it’s a good idea to start early. Many of these fun ideas could be used all year round for birthdays or just a “thinking of you” gift!

 

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Click the photo for the Crochet Nappy Cake pattern.

Diaper cakes are a trendy gift at baby showers. They’re a great way to turn something practical into a cute display. This diaper or “nappy” cake is made of any diapers and adorned with crocheted toys, booties, a bib, bottle covers, and more.

 

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Flower pot washcloths by user andreacrochets on Ravelry.

This cute gift idea was made by rolling up flower shaped dishcloths and placing them in a flower pot. Perfect for Easter or a spring birthday!

 

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Yarn cake made by user KnitForte on Ravelry.

Some yarn winders make cylindrical balls of yarn often called “yarn cakes.” So this is a yarn cake cake! It makes a beautiful centerpiece, and when the event is over, you have new yarn to play with!

 

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Little Britches Dishcloths and poem from Stitch ‘n Frog.

These Little Britches are made with two matching dishcloths and loosely tied into shape with ribbons, but the cutest part is the matching poem that ends:

Just pull on the bow,
Take out the stitches,
You’ve gained two dishcloths,
But, you’ve lost your…. britches.

 

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Reindeer Washcloth from Bumble Bee’s Craft Den.

What a cute idea for the holidays! This would also be a cute decoration for a guest bathroom.

 

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Snowman from a pillowcase. Source unknown.

This snowman is simply made from a pillowcase and is a fun Christmas decoration, but it could also be a great way to wrap a larger gift – such as an afghan.

 

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Yarn gift wrapping. Found on HGTV’s Design Happens blog, from the book More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts.

Plain brown craft paper has always been one of my favorite gift wraps. Tying just a few scraps of bright yarn around the package lends it a fun and colorful flair!

 

Need more great gift ideas? Check out our pattern selections at MaggiesCrochet.com.

 

Hugs, Maggie

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