As I’m sure you’ve guessed, we are pumped for the holidays. It’s the perfect time of year to DIY everything. And the best part is giving handmade presents to your loved ones. In addition to your made-with-love gift, we’re going to show you how to make your very own toppers to personalize your gift wrap. We’ve teamed up with Velcro Industries to make some primo bows out of, you guessed it — VELCRO® Brand tape!
Check out the video above to see how it’s done, and follow along to learn how to make seven sleek toppers for dolling up your presents.
– VELCRO® Brand Holiday Decor Wrap
– VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP
– VELCRO® Brand Holiday ONE-WRAP Ties
– hot glue gun
Cut a strip of VELCRO® Brand Holiday Decor Wrap about 8 inches long. Then snip small triangles approximately the same size. The number of triangles will depend on the size of your box, so place them on top of your box to test. Next, cut two pieces of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP that will wrap around your box. Add your triangles to the strips and then attach them to your gift.
Have some extra triangles? Don’t toss ‘em! Instead, glue them to a gift tag or a card to make a sweet little design.
Cut a piece of VELCRO® Brand Holiday Decor Wrap about 8 inches long. Create a small loop, adhering the VELCRO® Brand Holiday Decor Wrap to itself. Continue to wrap the same piece around a second time to create another larger loop. Do this a third time and then trim any excess VELCRO® Brand Holiday Decor Wrap. Slightly squeeze the bottom so the sides of the loops stick to each other. Make a second spiral using a slightly shorter piece of VELCRO® Brand Holiday Decor Wrap to vary the size.
Now cut two long pieces of VELCRO® Brand Holiday Decor Wrap that will fit around your box. Place the spirals on top adhering them to the strips.
Cut a long strip of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP approximately one and a half feet long. Thread your needle with a long piece of thread and tie a knot at the end. Make a small loop at one end of your VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP and sew through the bottom leaving about a quarter inch of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP at the end. Now make a second loop slightly larger than the first, and poke the needle through the bottom. Pull the VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP tight along the string. Continue adding loops of various sizes, stitching through and pulling them tight on the thread. When your topper is done, tie a knot at the end. Finally, cut and wrap a long piece of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP around your box and then attach your topper.
Cut a piece of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP about a foot and a half. Then snip a second piece that is 2 inches long. Make a medium size loop 1/4 of the way down the strip. Bend it back towards the remaining length of your VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP strip. Create a second loop pointing it in the opposite direction, making sure the loops are the same size.
Wrap the small piece of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP around the middle to secure your bow, and then add your bow to a piece of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP that you’ve wrapped around your gift.
Don’t worry if you mess up. You can easily fix any mistakes you make by detaching the VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP and trying again. Unlike so many materials, VELCRO® Brand Tape is incredibly forgiving and allows you to perfect your project without wasting a ton of supplies. So great!
Cut four pieces of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP, making them incrementally larger. The smallest should be about 3/4 inch and the largest about 3-4 inches. Then take the second shortest strip and fold it into a loop, adhering the ends to the first piece. Add the third strip and then pinch the smallest piece around the bottom to secure the petal. Make a bunch of these little guys and then hot glue them to your package creating a fun pattern.
Cut four pieces of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP at 6 inches each. Open your scissors and press the VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP firmly to the inner edge of the scissors. Pull quickly to create a curl just like you would with ribbon. Curl the other pieces and then stick them together to create a topper. Add your topper to a strip of VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP wrapped around your box.
VELCRO® Brand Holiday ONE-WRAP Ties
Simply wrap your VELCRO® Brand Holiday ONE-WRAP Ties around a small box. Stick the end through the slit in the tree or bow.
It doesn’t get easier than that!
What are some creative ways you’ve used VELCRO® Brand Tape? Share your projects in the comments!
This post is a collaboration with Velcro Industries.