If you think yarn’s only job involves knitting needles, then we’re about to expand your DIY and crafting horizons. Ribbons and bows are classic, but it’s yarn that can really add a modern spin to your gift-wrapping game.


In this tutorial, we’ll show you just how easy it is to add a fun finishing touch to your wrapped gift using a roll of yarn and a few simple supplies.

Here’s what You’ll Need:

  1. Your wrapped gift
  2. Yarn
  3. Tape
  4. Scissors

Using the roll of yarn (or a pre-cut strip), tape one end to the underside of your wrapped gift.

Now it’s time to get rolling! Wrap the desired amount of yarn around the gift, then cut and tape the end to the underside, just as you did in the beginning.

From there, you can adjust the width of the yarn to get it to look just the way you want it. 

Simple as that! And a bonus? You can make sure your greeting card stays with your gift by sliding it under the yarn. (This is especially useful for parties and gift tables, where cards can easily become misplaced.) 

Gift packaging

Gift wrapping Paper

Gift bows & Ribbon