A Cozy Christmas: Gift Wrap


For this project I was excited to use some dated wooly sweaters on some of the packages.

Cozy Gift wrap:

I simply cut off the arm and slid the box thru so it was nice and snug. As you can see on the first picture I tied the remaining wool into a bow, and in the third picture just used a panel of the fabric for a different look.

Recycling can feel so good, thrifty and festive.

Do you have any tips for the season?

72 Responses to “A Cozy Christmas: Gift Wrap”

  1. Sally Says:

    Very, very cool.

  2. Melanie Says:

    Love this. Of course you’re an expert gift wrapper.

  3. LB Says:

    This is a great repurposing idea! Did you have to treat the edge of the wool to keep it from fraying further?

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  5. Charissa - The Gifted Blog Says:

    Gorgeous! I found you through Ez’s gift wrapping roundup on Creature Comforts…so glad she introduced me to your work! I write a blog about gift wrapping and am always looking for new ideas to share with my readers. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Roxana Says:

    I love your re-purposed knitted gift wrap ideas! A winner to any gift wrapping contest you might go with it! So appropriate to the season! An A+ from me!

  7. Brittany @ The Aubergine Notebook Says:

    super cute idea. :)

  8. Sara Says:

    this is absolutely gorgeous! i can’t get over how cute the name tags are!

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  15. Natalie Says:

    These are by far the prettiest packages I’ve seen. I pinned the first long ago (before I found your blog). I’m so glad I’ve found the creators ;-)

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  18. Inspire Me Heather Says:

    Very clever and they look so pretty too! I’ve got this linked to my gift wrapping post too today, for inspiration!

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  21. Lana Says:

    So clever! Love the sweater ideas!

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  33. Krista Says:

    Super, super cute idea! I pinned it ;) Found you from Lil Luna. Blessings on your new adventure…..

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  35. Tamara Says:

    Can I use one of your images for a blog post on reusable gift wrap I cam doing and link it back to this page to give my readers more ideas? Email me! Thanks!
    -Tamara

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  39. Joy Says:

    Really creative ideas! I’ve just shared one of your pictures on my blog post:
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    All the best in your lovely blog!

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  41. Connie Says:

    I found this idea via Pinterest. It is perfect for wrapping a man’s gift. Could you give me a little more information about how you wrapped the gift in the first picture. Did you sew one open end closed and how did you shape that so there was no excess? How was the tie on the top done? There doesn’t seem to be any excess on top. Was some of the sleeve cut away? Love this idea and want to copy it for a gift. I just don’t want to have to buy a lot of sweaters from the thrift store trying to get it just right! Thanks!

  42. Sarah Says:

    For more details on how to create the first package, see this link.

    http://www.lonny.com/Boxwood+Clippings+Holiday+Gift+Wrap+Ideas/articles/owklgbDa2GK/Cozy+Sweater+DIY

    Happy wrapping!!!

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  72. Sarah Says:

    Tape worked just fine for me however with heavier projects I use small command hooks and they work great!

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