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Christmas Gift Wrapping Idea: Red Felt Gift Topper

The other day, Dallan and I were driving down the road when I said, “I can’t wait for fall.  I’ve been thinking about it all day”.  After making this statement, Dallan shot me a look that could kill and responded with, “Did you really just say that? You’re not allowed to be thinking about fall yet.  That’s like thinking about Friday on a Tuesday.”  I don’t really know where I’m going with this story.  Except for after living and breathing all things Christmas this week, I’m even more anxious for fall to arrive.  I’ve been longing for cooler weather, potato leek soup, pumpkin pie and spice candles.  Who’s with me?

The Christmas gift topper I’m about to show you was actually made last December. After gifting it to someone, I took it back.  If it makes me look any better, I’ll have you know I took this gift topper back after I found it discarded in a pile of wrapping paper.  No one has to know… While rummaging through the wrapping supplies in my laundry room, I found this little beauty and decided it would be a quick and easy blog post.

DIY Red Felt Christmas Gift Topper

If you pay special attention to the bottom picture, it gives you an idea on how to make this.  You basically cut 3-4 strips of felt about 3/4 inch wide.  Then, cut small horizontal slits down the center of the felt (spacing them out about 1/2 to 1 inch – Note: you don’t have to space them out perfectly.  It actually looks better when you vary the spacing between slits). Next, take your ribbon and weave it through the slits (going up one slit and down the next slit).  Once you’ve woven ribbon through all of the slits, bunch the felt up (so it looks like an inch worm). Voila!

  • July 22, 2011 - 12:47 am

    Jessica - I am so excited for fall too! It is really the best time of year.

  • November 8, 2011 - 10:55 am

    Trish - Hi Camberley. I wanted to let you know I linked back to this tutorial as well as the felt circles gift topper in my first holiday post of the season. Love your ideas!

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