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

 

Part of the fun of wrapping presents is coming up with clever Christmas 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 1/4 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.

 

1/4 in zinc-plated washers | Gift wrapping ideas from The Home Depot blog

 

DIY Lock Washer Garland for Christmas Gift Wrapping

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

Materials:

DIY gift wrap topper made from washers and twine | Gift wrapping ideas from The Home Depot blog

 

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.

 

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

 

Step 2

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

 

Repeat first two steps until you have a series of washers on 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.

 

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

 

When you pull each end of your twine taut, it should look like the garland above.

 

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

 

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!

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  1. R_AD says:

    How many garlands does this make?

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