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Use your old fabric scraps to add some flair to your next gift wrapping.
I was given a gift that was wrapped in this way and it was so cute that I kept it in the back of my mind for later.

This is a lovely way to use up little scraps of fabric that you have and takes a plainly wrapped gift up a notch.

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  • How to make gift wrap. Fabric Scraps For Gift Wrapping - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, cut your scrap of fabric to size. In the photos, I've used a 6" square. Start off with a piece a bit bigger than you think as you can always trim it down.

  • How to make gift wrap. Fabric Scraps For Gift Wrapping - Step 2
    Step 2

    Put your ribbon under the wrapped gift it bring it up to the top and secure with a knot.

  • How to make gift wrap. Fabric Scraps For Gift Wrapping - Step 3
    Step 3

    Holding the bottom of the fabric with your thumb, work up the middle pinching the fabric into a concertina. Hold tight between your fingers. If you're not happy with the shape of the bow, then trim off strips from the top for a less curvy bow, or the sides for a shorter bow.

  • How to make gift wrap. Fabric Scraps For Gift Wrapping - Step 4
    Step 4

    Holding the bow, put it on top of the ribbon and then tie the ribbon over the top.

  • How to make gift wrap. Fabric Scraps For Gift Wrapping - Step 5
    Step 5

    You can work the rest of the ribbon into a little bow or a neat knot, depending on the look you want.

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