If you've been wanting to get in on the weaving trend, this could be your moment: This yarn design is a cute and unique way to personalize any gift wrap — and you don’t need to be a well-versed weaver to pull it together.
What you need:
- Two colors of yarn (any weight will do!)
1. Wrap your yarn
With your box already wrapped in the paper of your choosing, begin winding your yarn around it. You can loop your yarn around the box as many (or as few) times as you like before cutting it off and tying (or taping!) the ends together. Take note of where you knot your yarn — this will be the bottom of your gift.
2. Wrap your second color
Repeat this process using your second color of yarn, wrapping it around your gift in the opposite direction so the colors cross perpendicularly. This will help you visualize what the final result will look like. But instead of tying the yarn onto your box, remove the yarn once you cut it from your ball or skein. You’re going to tie it on, but not quite yet!
3. In and out
On the top of your box, begin threading your second length of yarn through your first — weaving in and out. When you reach the end of your first weave, loop the yarn underneath the box and begin your second weave.
It’s important to alternate each row — if you begin your weave by threading under your first string, start your next weave by going above.
4. Tie it together
Repeat this process and tie (or tape!) the ends together at the bottom of your gift. Once your yarn is securely tied, shift and arrange your weaves as far apart or as close together as you want — whatever you like best!