Crocheting through the Holidays – Last Update

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I am happy to report that all my gifts are crocheted, wrapped and under the tree. I believe next year I will start in September instead of November. I need to take the steps to make my life easier, and more enjoyable than this turned out for me .

This week ends with my Annie’s kit “Sugar & Spice” baby gift set completed. To read more on this I have included the link for the review of the kit. (Kit 11: Sugar & Spice Baby Gift Set Review)

I also finished the hat and scarf I wanted to crochet. I will be doing a more in-depth review of the pattern on December 30th. So for the sake of not repeating myself I am going to leave it at that.

If you have not noticed in the picture above all my gifts look like candy. Each Christmas season I wrap my gifts to look like lolly pops, tootsie rolls, hard candy, candy bars and chocolate kisses.

When my children were young and small they had the skill of picking up any gift and immediately telling me the contents. One year I remedied the problem by wrapping all the gifts like candy making it harder for them to take the joy of the surprise from the moment once and for all.

I know this has nothing to do with crocheting (unless your giving a crocheted pair of mittens away this year !!) but I thought there might be a few people interested in wrapping their gifts in the same fashion. So I picked the lolly pop to write a tutorial on, hoping a few might be interested.

Lolly Pop Gift Wrapping Tutorial:

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First thing is to cut two circles cut out of cardboard.  Then take a dowel rod and attach under the gift with some duck tape.

(pictured above)

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Take your gift and tape it on the center of one of the pieces of card board. (In my case it is a CD) (pictured above)

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Take a sheet of tissue wrapping paper and cut it in half (pictured above)

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Fold in each half of the paper in an according fold (pictured above)

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Place the other piece of cardboard on top of the first piece. (pictured above)

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Take the tissue paper and tuck in between the two pieces. (make sure they completely surround the the outer edge of the circles) Secure with scotch tape of both pieces of card board with the tissue paper in the middle. (pictured above)

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Lay another piece of tissue paper flat on the ground and place the card broad pieces on top of the paper with the stick only partly on the paper.  Fold the bottom two corners over the cardboard and secure with tape.  (pictured above)

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Fold the sides over the card board and secure with tape.  (pictured above)

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Fold down the top two corners and secure with tape. (pictured in two pictures above)

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This is what the front should look like (pictured above)

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Take piece of plastic wrap and lay on the ground and lay the lolly pop onto it, then wrap around both sides and join on top. (pictured above)

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Take another piece of plastic and lay it on the ground, take the lolly pop and lay it on top of the plastic. (pictured above)

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Bring one end over the top and tie off with a ribbon. (pictured above)

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial on how to wrap your gift in a unique way.

I am approaching the Christmas week with all gifts completed, wrapped and under the tree awaiting to be handed to my loved ones. How are all of you with your Christmas Crocheting? Please share how it went with us all so that we can share in your accomplishments.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!!!

Until next week, keep those hooks flying.

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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3 Responses to Crocheting through the Holidays – Last Update

  1. cricketfox says:

    Have a super holiday season

  2. angelphilipp says:

    Such a unique way to wrap your gifts. Merry Christmas!

  3. Thank you for all the Holiday wishes. A Merry Christmas to you and your families also.

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