Do you knit, crochet, or craft? Tie-ons are quick, easy and fun to make using almost any craft technique. This is a great way to use up old Christmas decorations and cards, scraps of yarn or fabric, odds-and-ends of scrapbooking supplies, or just about anything else.
One year when I had to mail gifts to my parents, I found some whimsical items to use in wrapping. For my mother’s gift, I found a little bendable Christmas elf. I put him on the top of the package, with the ribbon in his hands, so it looked like he hadn’t finished wrapping the gift yet.
For my father’s gift, I used a child’s toy worm that had been wrapped around a stick. I put the worm on the ribbon, facing away from the “bow”. I tweaked the ends of the ribbon to look as if the worm had chewed the bow off and was making his getaway. I knew my folks would get a kick out of these ideas, especially since the gifts would be under the tree for at least a week before opening.
Your local dollar store is a great place to get ideas for unique tie-ons.