One of my family’s holiday wrapping tip is using Tulle for ribbon on your Christmas presents. It is SO easy to use -even I can do it! 😉 Plus, it is very frugal. I attacked some of my presents and took a quick picture to show you guys how cute they look.
This year I bought a red roll and a white roll of tulle at Hobby Lobby 50% off. (You can find tulle at any craft store) They are each 100 yards each, and cost me around $5 each.
Seem too high?
Well, I thought so too at first, but then I went and looked at ribbon prices. It was going to cost me the same price or more for the ordinary ribbon. The ribbon would have only lasted me this season, but the tulle will last me much longer. See… I only used about a 1/4 of tulle this year. I also like to use tulle for Birthday presents and other holidays! These will definitely last me through the entire year and probably through Christmas next year! It is a lot of tulle. 🙂
How do you actually use it?
You just tie it on! It is that simple. If you can tie a knot, then you can make your presents look great. I just tie tulle around the present and tie a knot. If you want the “spiky” look then cut about 4 or 5 short pieces of tulle. Pile them up and then tie them on your original knot.
If you want the bow look, then tie the tulle around the present and tie a knot (just like you do with the “spiky” bow). Then take more tulle and loop it around your hand a few times (just like you are looping an extension cord). Then tie your loops on your first know. Then fluff! Yes, it is that easy!
The point is…
You don’t have to spend a lot of time and money to have pretty presents.
Don’t they just look cute? Tie on some tulle and your family will think you are a genius! 😉 (ok, maybe not a genius, but the presents will look adorable!)
Disclosure: I am in no way a professional wrapper. In fact, I am pretty lazy when it comes to presents -if all the sides are covered, then I am happy. With 4 kids and lots of others to buy for, I am just happy that the presents are wrapped. 😉 I thank my sister for giving me this idea, so my presents actually look like I have time to make them look pretty! Thanks sis!
Have you ever used tulle to wrap your presents?
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