October 28, 2010

Guest Blogger...Autumn from Design Dump!



Hey guys...it's Thursday and time for another fabulous Guest Blogger! Autumn from Design Dump is here and I'm super excited!

If you haven't been by to visit this fun blog yet, let me fill you in. Autumn loves interior design, architecture, pretty parties, beautiful stationary and creatively wrapped gifts. This blog is her place to *dump pretty ideas and beautiful inspiration.  Well Autumn can "dump" her design ideas here anytime!

And so without further delay, take it away Autumn...
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 Many thanks to Jane for inviting me to be here today at Finding Fabulous!
As an interior designer, I have a passion for all things related to architecture, remodeling and home decor, but I also have a secret obsession with wrapping gifts. Today I will be sharing some super chic, cheap and e-a-s-y gift adornments. Yes, I realize that Halloween is this weekend, but before you know it, Christmas will be here! And, if you are anything like me, you can never start planning too soon.
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 These gift adornments are so versatile---by alternating the felt colors and ribbon, they can be used for birthdays, baby showers, hostess gifts, and of course, Christmas.
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Here is what you will need:
gift boxes
felt
ribbon
something round to trace
scissors,  marker, glue gun
paper or fabric (if you choose to cover your box)


Trace your circles onto some felt.


Fold each circle in half and cut two small slits on either side of the center.


This is what you will end up with.


Start to thread your felt circles onto your ribbon.


Tie the ribbon around a gift box.
You're done!
Didn't I tell you it would easy?


And not to mention CUTE.
And cheap.
What a great combination, huh?

 

Here is a variation where I covered the top of the box with scrapbook paper.




And another variation using alternating large and small circles with the same color felt.


Happy wrapping friends!


Wow, what a thrifty and chic alternative to a regular old bow!  And I love how clean n' simple this is...like modern little flower petals!  And with Christmas just around the corner...the timing couldn't be more perfect. 

Thank you Autumn for sharing this fabulous tutorial...I love, love this simple idea!  Give Autumn a shout at her blog Design Dump! 

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7 comments:

  1. Cute idea. It feels like Christmas is coming like a freight train. It'll be here before we know it!

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  2. Such a wonderful idea!! Simple and cost effective!!
    Thanks
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  3. Cute and cheap, love that combo! I love a pretty package, especially when it's something that I can keep and reuse for another purpose.

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  4. What beautiful gift wrappings. Autumn always has great ideas!

    I really like the new look of your blog Jane!

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  5. What a great idea. This would be great on a Christmas present!

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  6. this is so cute and super easy! love it!!

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  7. i love this gift wrap idea. So cute! I'll have to find a gift to add this too.

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