An Ornament-Pick Gift Topper DIY
One of my favorite ways to dress up a present is to use an ornament pick as a gift topper. Specified gift toppers in the gift wrapping section can cost up to $5 for just one little topper. But during the holidays, there are so many ways to get the same look with less money. For example, you could use yarn to make your own pom pom topper, or you could use a beautiful ornament from the dollar store. My favorite way is with an ornament pick (pictured above). With a decorative ornament pick or a Christmas floral spray, you can use a plain white box. This also works really well for dressing up treat boxes. For the holidays I always stock up on plain white gift boxes, tin-tie bakery bags, floral holiday picks, and matching wire ribbon. The wire ribbon is easier to manipulate into a large bow that you can shape perfectly around the pick. You can find these Christmas picks online, at stores like Target and Wal-Mart, the dollar store, and the craft store.
Start by taking the ribbon flat over the top of the box and down two opposite sides all the way to the bottom. When you get to the bottom with the ribbon, twist it in the middle and take it up and over the other two sides, creating a cross over the bottom. When you get to the top, tie it into a bow. (Measure approximately how much you'll need before you start so you can pre-cut the ribbon.) Then stick the floral pick or ornament pick down through the middle of the bow and bend so that you can hide the pick part underneath the ribbon.
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