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.

 

Image with hands holding the pink wrapped gift prepared for decorate with yarn, tape and scissor

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
Image with yarn, tape, scissors needed for the pink wrapped gift

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

Step 1 - Using the roll of yarn, tape one end to the underside of your wrapped gift
Step 2 - Wrap the yarn around the 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.

Step 3 - Wrap more yarn around the gift (2)
Step 4 - Wrap the desired amount of yarn around the gift (3)
Step 5 - cut and tape the end to the underside
Step 6 - adjust the width of the yarn to get it to look just the way you want it

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

Image with hands holding the final result of the colored diy yarn wrapped gift

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

Discover more fun and creative ideas

Keep me up to date on making the world a more thoughtful and caring place.

Required *