When you’re giving a loved one a really special gift, sometimes the usual paper tags and twine don’t quite cut it. You need something that screams “this is one luxurious present dude, get excited!!” Well with a few leather scraps and a hot glue gun I’m going to show you how the make a leather gift wrap bow which will ooze luxury.
Not just a great gift topper, they make gorgeous Christmas decorations for future too!
This project is super simple, takes about 15 minutes all up and can be made with all sorts of other materials like felt, paper, fabric etc. But nothing really beats the look and feel of soft leather does it?
- Craft Knife
- Hot Glue Gun
- Double sided tape for attaching to the gift
You’ll need 7 strips of leather all together, all about 2cm wide:
3 strips at 21cm
3 strips at 19cm
1 strip at 10cm
I started by cutting long strips of my leather at 2cm wide then cut into the correct lengths.
When they’re all cut, lay the leather nice side facing down, mark the centre and pull one end around to the middle like the below. Pop some hot glue underneath and press the leather piece on top.
With your other end pull the leather in the opposite direction to the middle, so you’re left with an 8 shape and glue in place.
Don’t pull it the same direction or you’ll be left with pretzel shape like this which will get you into a right pickle.
Do this with all of your pieces except for the one 10cm piece. Your 10cm piece just needs to be looped into a ring like this:
Now to put it all together! Start with the three larger pieces. Place one horizontally in front of you. Then place the other two in a cross shape on top of this straight line. It should look like this:
Now for your other 3 pieces. Stack them in different positions til you’re left like this:
Now to glue on the ring. Face this in the opposite direction of the last two rings.
To fasten to you gift, add a square of double sided tape to the bottom.
Pretty cute huh??