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Twine Ribbon and Washi Tape Ideas for Gift Wrapping



Giving someone a gift is an excellent way to show someone that you care about them -- and taking the time to wrap it in a fun, creative style can help personalize the gift and make it even more festive. There are tons of ways to wrap presents -- from putting them in gift bags to simply covering them with a piece of wrapping paper and placing a bow on top. One of the most creative and whimsical is by using washi tape, an easy-to-use, decorative tape made from natural fibers, and twine. To learn how to pair washi tape and twine to make your gifts unique and fanciful, check out the easy DIY tips and washi tape ideas below.

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1. Pick out Your Washi Tape and Twine

Washi tape comes in a wide variety of styles and colors. Browse through the selection of washi tapes on Ribbons.com, then choose the style that best fits the gift you are giving. You can also choose from a variety of twine, which come in different colors and lengths.

2. Wrap Your Gift in Brown Paper

Help ensure that the washi tape "pops" on your gift by wrapping it with brown wrapping paper. You can buy brown butcher paper at a grocery store or home goods store, or you can simply recycle brown grocery bags in order to cover your gift. Cut the brown paper to the right size to cover the gift, fold it so it's completely covered, then tape the brown paper using clear tape that isn't visible.

3. Tie the Gift with Twine

Use the twine you have selected to secure the gift further. Measure a piece of twine that is long enough to wrap around the length of the gift (and be tied). Cut the twine, then wrap and tie it around the present. If there is extra twine left over, use scissors to remove the excess -- then tape down the knot you have tied with clear tape so it is no longer visible.

4. Washi Tape Ideas: What is Bunting, Anyway?

Use you have selected to secure the gift further. Measure a piece of twine that is long enough to wrap around the length of the gift (and be tied). Cut the twine, then wrap and tie it around the present. If there is extra twine left over, use scissors to remove the excess -- then tape down the knot you have tied with clear tape so it is no longer visible. Now you can use your washi tape to create fake "bunting," which evokes a festive, classic party or picnic feel. Use scissors to cut 4-inch strips of washi tape. Then, fold each piece of tape around the twine you have tied on the gift and secure the two adhesive sides together. Place each piece of washi tape about half an inch from the next piece until there is no more room on the twine. Next, use scissors to cut a small triangle into the bottom, straight edge of the tape; this will help each piece resemble a flag flapping in the wind (like traditional bunting!) You can simply use one color and pattern of washi tape to make your flags, or you can alternate patterns and colors for an even more playful look.

Giving a gift is one of the nicest gestures you can do for someone you care about, and wrapping it in a way that impresses doesn't have to be hard. With a little brown paper, some twine, and some tape, you can make a gift that feels celebratory just looking at it -- and it will only get better once the recipient gets to open it and see what's inside! For a huge selection of ways to dress up the presents you give, check out ribbons, bows, ties, trims and more on Ribbons.com.

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