Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Presentation Is Everything!

I've got such a fun wrapping idea that I wanted to share with everyone today.  I've seen several takes on this and by just changing up the ribbon, this is a superb presentation that that will be a hit at any occasion!  For my gift, the ribbon I chose was pink which was perfect for the baby shower.  Red and white would work for Valentines Day, pastels for Easter and of course a multitude of ribbons for Christmas.  There is no adhesive that touches the boxes so they can be reused over and over again.

Three different size boxes, each one larger than the next.  Any shape container will work.  These boxes were purchased at Michaels

Wrap the ribbon around the box and overlap the ends approximately 1 inch and cut.

I used small two "Zots" (glue dots) on one end

Wrap the ribbon tightly and secure.

Do the same for all containers. 
They are now ready to be secured together.

On the middle sized container, add several glue dots to the ribbon on the bottom, center the box on the largest container and lining up the ribbon, secure.  Do the same to the smallest container.  Add glue dots to the ribbon on the bottom, center and line up the ribbon and secure to the top of the middle sized container. 

Now that your containers are secured together it's time for the bow.  Cut a piece of ribbon long enough that when folded in half covers the top of the container then add an inch and cut.  Cut a second piece of ribbon 2 inches shorter.  The third piece of ribbon should be cut to a size that creates a loop fitting your bow depending on the size of the first two pieces cut.  This third piece creates the center of your bow as shown on the boxes above.

Begin with the largest piece of ribbon, place glue dots on one end.

Bring the ends together and secure the end with the glue dots on top of the other end of ribbon overlapping 1/2 inch.

You now have a circle. 
On the inside of the circle where the ribbon is overlapped, add glue dots. 
To best describe this, where you see the darker pink above, add the glue dots to this area on either end

Press down slowly being sure to line up the edges of the ribbon

Repeat the above for the second piece of ribbon cut.

For the third and final piece of ribbon,

once again add glue dots to one and and fold over creating a loop

It should look like this

Here are the three pieces that will make the bow

Add glue dots to the bottom of all three pieces.  Begin by securing the smallest loop to the middle loop lining up the edges of the ribbon.  Add those two loops to the largest loop.  Your bow is now ready to add to the top of the containers. 

 Center the bow on top and line up the ribbon. Press to secure.

I love the way this looks!
It's your turn!

Where ever you are in your day, I hope you're enjoying it!
Wishing you many wonderful creations!



  1. What a lovely effect - makes the gift look so special.

    Toni xx

  2. very neat finish.. looks good

  3. Fan-flipping-tastic!!! You clever little Elf! Shouldn't you be polishing the reindeers' sleigh bells now though? Di xx

  4. I love the way this looks. You did remember to put the pressies inside first, huh? Blimey, my postman will be impressed when he sees this is for me!! Huh? It's not? Oh, well, I'm just gonna steal the idea then. Thank you.

  5. What a great way to decorate a simple box. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Fabulous, you clever little elf, Santa is going to be so proud LOL Gay xxx
    p.s Have a lovely week xx


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