How to Wrap a Gift With a Plaid Ribbon Overlay Topper

Fun to make and delightful to receive, this ribbon overlay topper makes a great way to elevate the look of your package without spending too much on fancy trimmings and seasonal gift bags. Here’s a crafty and foolproof way to make your gifts go from blah to beautiful in just four easy steps. The good news is you can use this ribbon overlay topper all year long and customize the ribbon colors according to the season. (You’re welcome!)

How to Wrap a Gift With a Plaid Ribbon Overlay Topper - Discover, a blog by World Market


  1. Measure 4 pieces of ribbon to wrap around vertically and 4 pieces to wrap horizontally.
  2. Start with 1 ribbon stretched across the top of the package with the loose ends taped to the bottom of the package. Continue adding ribbon parallel to the first, making sure to space each ribbon out evenly.
  3. Next, begin to interweave the other 4 ribbons perpendicular to the first, alternating between over and under, over and under, and so on, until your pattern is complete.
  4. Tape the remaining loose ends to the bottom of the package.

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