Every year after the gifts have been ripped open and it’s time to clean up the aftermath, I feel terrible about throwing away all of the pretty ribbons and bows.  If you’re looking for a crafty excuse to squirrel some of those package embellishments away, you could use them to make a headband like this one by Lucinda from Sew Wrong.  You could also wrap a wide plastic dollar store bangle to make a matching bracelet!  [how to make a gift wrap headband]

Project estimate:

  • Headband, on hand or $1
  • Ribbons and bows, on hand
  • Hot glue, on hand

Total:  Free or $1