fabric gift wrap

I have a friend who is having a baby and its gender is a surprise, (I tried that with baby Dutch but totally caved and peeked at the sealed envelope a few months before I delivered. LOL!)  Anyway, I’ve been racking my brain as to what to get that isn’t yellow.  Tough, right?  My boys have a super cute piggy bank in their room, (that my now 2-year old puts “monies” into when he finds change lying around,)and has been fun for me to see so I thought, BINGO!

I snagged one from Amazon in white, which is as color neutral as you can get:

[I  his cute rectangle nostrils!]

Since I live in a teeny tiny town sans Target, Joanns, Michaels, Hob Lob, etc., I was stumped on how to gift wrap this little cutie for my friend.  I dug into my swag bag from EVO and spied a chevron print fabric fat quarter from Riley Blake.  Perfect!  I also dug up 2 tea towels from my last World Market trip and grabbed a handful of coordinating fabric ribbon spools:

I simply wrapped up each box (the large chevron print contained the white pig bank) with the fabric like I would paper gift wrap, but instead sealing it with fabric glue.  Clear packing tape worked too, but didn’t hold up as well.  I played around with the ribbons until I was happy with the look of the gifts:


Want to see some different embellishment options for tags?

Oh, and I have to give a shout out to one of our blog besties, Maggie @ Midwestern Girl DIY, for sending me some stinkin’ cute washi tape this week, including the feather and vintage “K” kitty card I played around with.  Adorbs!

I personally think my friend is having a little boy (hoping for a playmate for mine! Hee hee) so I coordinated the gift tag in blue hues:

[Yes, that is a turquoise safety pin- just dipped in acrylic paint]

Eeek!  This little piggy is simply c-u-t-e, especially wrapped with love, and I just know she’ll love him:

Take a peek at our gift packaging board on Pinterest for more cute ideas!

Also check out our Ah-Mason birthday gift idea,

Cute! "Ah-mason" birthday tags to tie onto mason jar for easy birthday gift. Fill with treats or goodies!

how to make a birthday bunting, plus how to make the perfect size smash cake,

and what else you can do with gift wrap: make these paper wrapped trees!

These paper wrapped trees are the cutest for the holidays! |via lollyjane.com

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  1. Good Golly Miss Lolly, you’ve outdone yourselves with these fabric wrapped packages. Lovin’ the fabric flower from Canvas Corp. Can i send you an i-magicut ribbon cutter? You all do such wonderful things with ribbon!

  2. your blog doesn’t show up in my reader anymore. i was directed from a link over at eighteen25, and this is really cute. did you make that green flowerish thingy, i need deets 🙂

  3. Your fabric wrapped packages and embellishments are beautiful, Kristi! I love wrapping with fabric too! {among other unusual techniques}.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Round Up party is open!

  4. So cute! How generous to give up fabric!! I love all the little detials like the painted safety pin. You are truly creative. Found you at the linky party

    1. So you’re a fabric hoarder like us?? I know, we gotta use it up otherwise it piles up. (:

  5. That turned out adorable! And your lucky mama to be not only gets the cool piggy bank but also that awesome chevron fabric. Double gift right there! Good job as always LJ 🙂

  6. darling job Kristi! I love all the little details-I would have never thought to use a turquoise clothes pin. You rock my friend!

    1. I should get another one for both my sons but since they share a room, I can procrastinate a bit longer 😉 LOL

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