The Wow Factor: Wrapping Your Handmade Gifts
Knitting a special gift for someone is often a huge undertaking, especially if it is a garment. Considering how much time and love you invested in the project, it's only natural to imagine how excited and overjoyed the recipient will be when they open their beautiful hand knit. But it's often very difficult for non-crafters to understand the time, energy, and beauty of the materials involved. While they may really appreciate their pattern yoke pullover, if you want to make them say "wow!" it's worth making a big deal of how you give them their present. And that, my friends, is all about packaging.
When you put in a little time and effort into the packaging, it makes opening the gift a bigger event. And shouldn't your beautiful handmade item be worth a package that emphasizes the beauty of what you've knit?
What about some crocheted holly leaves and a pretty red pom pom, such as this great tutorial on One Social Girl:
Or you can keep it fresh and pretty with a group of pretty pom poms that might even coordinate with the item inside. See the full DIY on Mollie Makes:
Here's another fun idea using pom poms: a super cute Rudolph-themed wrap with a red pom pom, like this tutorial from Hobbycraft:
And if it is a smaller item, like socks or dishcloths, consider a sweet printed label, like these from Everything Etsy (free download).
Don't forget to include a tag or a small card with care and washing instructions, too!
With a little extra effort, your gift is sure to be appreciated by the recipient. Happy Holidays!