Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas: Add Sparkle to Your Gifts with Washer Garland

Article Posted By: Caroline Inge

of The Home Depot

A Christmas gift wrapped in brown paper with DIY garland made from washers and twine

Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas Add Sparkle

Part of the fun of wrapping presents is coming up with clever Christmas gift wrapping ideas. I always love to add an unexpected element, whether that’s a DIY tassel, a sprig of greenery, or a shiny element, like the DIY washer garland I made above. With just an inexpensive packet of ¼-in. washers from The Home Depot hardware aisle and a bit of orange twine, I add a little sparkle to my gift!

Here’s how to make this DIY lock washer garland.

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DIY Lock Washer Garland for Christmas Gift Wrapping

Skill level: Novice
Time: About 3 minutes for each garland
Cost: About $20

Materials:


Step 1

Cut a stretch of twine about 1 foot long (or long enough to accommodate your package). Start by looping your twine through your first washer twice.

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Step 2

Next, slide your washer down the piece of twine carefully so that’s in the middle of your piece of twine.

Slide washer down your twine | Gift wrapping ideas from The Home Depot blog


Step 3

Repeat first two steps until you have a series of washers on your twine. When you pull each end of your twine taut, it should look like the garland below.

Repeat first two steps until you have a series of washers on your twine | Gift wrapping ideas from The Home Depot blog

Repeat first two steps until you have a series of washers on your twine | Gift wrapping ideas from The Home Depot blog


Step 4

Add a gift tag (I used inexpensive paper key tags) and a couple of small ornaments to your washer garland, and tie the twine to the gift. Be sure to check out all of our DIY Christmas wrapping ideas, and give your gifts a little extra pizazz this year!

Add a gift tag and small ornaments to your washer garland, and tie twine to gift

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