My eldest daughter is the wrapping queen here. She loves wrapping presents and keeps threatening to hire herself out to wrap other people's presents at this time of year. (Actually her skills are in great demand around the place where she is shamelessly lent out to various family members).
So last weekend she came home from her holiday research intern-ship with plans to make Christmas goodies having spent her spare time during the week hunting down cheap, innovative and quirky wrapping ideas and tutorials. A roll of sticky tape, some scissors and a stack of old magazines later, these were the result. She thoroughly enjoyed her weekend and everyone in the family had a go at making some. The tutorial for how to make this is included at the end of the post.
Step 1: Cut the page lengthwise into nine 2 cm (3/4-inch) thick strips of heights shown: Three at 28cm inches, three at 25 cm (10 inches), two at 23 cm (9 inches), and one at 8 cm (3 1/2 inches).
Step 2: Twist each strip to form loops at both ends. Make a circle out of the smallest.
Step 3: Secure the ends with a piece of double-sided tape. Ordinary sticky tape works OK too. Just make little sticky tape loops.
Step 4: Layer and stick, starting with the longest strips. End with the circle in the centre.