Meet Anna, our guest poster for the day. She is a graphic designer, a mom and, above all, a creative person. She loves colors, circles, nature, photography and recycling. Transforming simple materials into original crafts is what she does best, and you can see more of that on her blog, Journey into Creativity. Today she’s sharing a lovely idea for gift wrapping, which can be used outside of the winter holidays as well. So bookmark this for birthdays, Mother’s Day and all the other gift-giving occasions to come! I love that you can play around with the colors to create very different looks, and, honestly, who doesn’t like weaving?
What you need:
- craft paper
- ruler and pencil
- thread and needle
- wool in different colors
- wool needle
Fold the paper in half and draw a straight line on one side. Mark a few dots at equal distances, then pierce those points with a needle. Unfold the paper and you have the sides of your mini loom.
Using the thread as shown above, stitch the loom.
Thread the wool needle with your first color and pass it over every other white thread, alternating the threads with every row. Repeat for 3-4 rows, depending on the size of your loom and the number of colors used. Secure the end of the wool underneath and change colors. Repeat until your loom is entirely woven and you’re done! All you have to do is wrap that amazing gift and hand it over.