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Fall Themed Gift Wrap

I’ll be honest: sometimes, I buy presents just so I can wrap them. Today I bought a book for my friend really because I wanted to try out this project, a pumpkin bouquet bow.  It’s a cute autumn-inspired twist on a traditional bow, and super easy to make.

To start, cut a piece of May Art’s crochet ribbon the length of one wrap around your package. Cut a piece of their wired burlap ribbon the same length, plus about 4 inches to form a small basket. Tape down the middle to keep the two ends in place, then fold the burlap ribbon over itself and tuck the end inward, forming a basket shape. Since the burlap is wired, it holds its shape perfectly.

Then you can stuff your basket with artificial- or real! – leaves and flowers. I also included a paper pumpkin I taped to a toothpick, along with the tiny tip of an artificial stem for the pumpkin stem. I used printed paper from DCWV’s “Bewitched” stack for the pumpkin.

Finally, I added “grass” underneath the basket (a 4 inch strip of Net ribbon glued to the burlap,) and finished it with a stamped gift tag, tied to the basket with some red and white striped baker’s twine.

And my friend added a new cookbook to her collection!

Blog post by: Johanna Descoins

May Arts Ribbon Used:

Partners in Craft Supplies:

  • DCWV’s “Bewitched” matstack

Other Supplies Used:

  • Gift tag
  • Real or artificial flowers and leaves
  • Toothpick


  1. Charlene

    Super idea…

  2. Sue D

    I like the lace with the rustic burlap–cute idea to make a basket.

  3. Nikki C

    Love Fancy bows against kraft paper they always have that vintage feeling 🙂

  4. Martie Rollin

    Thank you for being featured on Paper Crafter's World Blog…lovely tag! On this project, I liked that you did some paper work…making your own pumpkin pick. I never would have thought to use wired ribbon on anything but a floral piece. I'll be trying some on holiday packages this year. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Martie R.

  5. Kristie Maynard

    What a lovely idea, who wouldn't love to receive something like this?!?!  TFS.


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