I gave some of my 2012 Desktop Calendars to my friends for New Years, and I wanted to come up with a cute, fun way to package them. I have a bunch of fabric scraps left over from my jewelry holders, and thought that would be a good way to re-use!
Calendar, or something fun to wrap!
Needle & Thread
Cut a square of fabric, just larger than your item when placed perpendicular to it. Fold the corners in, and staple or sew the first two opposite corners together tightly. Then fold the remaining opposite corners, one on top of the other. Mine overlapped like an envelope, but yours could meet more in the middle if you prefer (just cut the fabric a little smaller). Staple or sew the top corner down to the piece of fabric underneath.
If you are going to use an acorn top, drill two small holes through it, similar to button holes. Make your stack of buttons. Attach the buttons and acorn tops to each other with the needle and thread, tying on the bottom of the button. I think wood glue would work to attach everything, too.
After your button stack is all together, use the needle and thread again to sew it on to the point of the fabric flap. I went back and forth a few times before tying on the back of the flap, for a little more stability. Then take some twine, string, or ribbon and wrap it twice around the entire package, tying on the back.
Slip a little note in the back, and you’re done! So pretty :)
Here are a few pics of some other ones I sent out…