I've gotten a couple things from Maile of Boutique Academia, and every time they come in a little brown jewelry box with a classy wire bow.
I wasn't sure I could pull off a neat little bow, so I started simpler. Here's what you'll need...besides of course the gift and box to wrap.
I wrapped the wire around the box, the way you would if you were using ribbon. I cut off a piece of wire, longer than I thought I would need, centered it on the front of the box, and wrapped it around to the back.
On the back, I pulled twisted it around a couple times to make sure it would hold, and then brought it around the other side to make a cross shape.
Then I brought the wire back to the front of the box, and twisted it around a couple times. It may be helpful to use some needle nose pliers when twisting to really get it snug. I also pulled it around the first wire to keep them all together.
Then I threaded a bead on...
...and trimmed the end...next time I'd probably leave the ends just a tad longer.
And twisted the end around a large yarn needle. I liked the little swirls it made and they also keep the bead from falling off.
Repeat for the other end of the wire...
For a little variety...and because I only had a couple of the little boxes, I also tried sewing up a little fabric bag.
Then I did the same thing for the second loop of the bow...so the loops aren't really tied together the way they would be if you were using ribbon.
If you'd like to make a Peas in a Pod Pendant of your own...I'll have the tutorial up first thing next week, so stay tuned!
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