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DIY video- how to wrap a gift in a gift

How to wrap a gift in a gift

Now that you have purchased some of your Christmas gifts this year you are ready to wrap. Watch this DIY video as Sandy Sandler shows you how to wrap a gift in a gift.

Using Bowdabra you can glam up a canvas tote bag to wrap a gift in a gift. Simply decorate a new or recycled canvas tote bag and insert your gift inside. When the recipient receives this gift (which is very sturdy) they can Love the gift in the bag and then, use the bag all year long.

Following this DIY video you can even make a Christmas themed one by changing up the bows and flowers.  Going to a party or event this Christmas? Then put ut all your little gifts inside the tote and after you deliver them you can leave the decorated bag for the hostess to use again and again.

To coin a line from a well-known Christmas movie, “It’s the gift that keeps on giving.”

Watch the DIY video how to wrap a gift in a gift

DIY video gift in a gift


  • Bowdabra
  • Bow Wire (22″)
  • Gold Mesh (6″ x 10″)
  • Ribbon (2) (2 1/4″ x 14″)
  • Rose Pic
  • Tote Bag
  • Lighter
  • Scissors

“This is a great hostess gift, Mother’s Day or Christmas present. What I did is we’re going to make a really cute tote. I just took a plain canvas tote and I’ve already glued one piece of ribbon along the bottom. So now what I’m going to is take my glue gun and just glue – put a little strand across the top here. A little bit more. Okay.

And then take my ribbon and just lay that across the top and glue that down. And you might want to take a little bit more glue to just maybe fasten the ends here, and just kind of glue it along there. So that way the whole thing is well glued. And then now I’m going to put this to the side. I’m going to make a really, really simple bow.

Now make the Bowdabra bow

So I’ll take my Bowdabra, or you could use your Mini Bowdabra for this as well. I’m taking my gold Bowdabra Bow Wire and folding it half. I’m going to lay it down into my Bowdabra and just tuck the ends under so they stay out of my way. Then I’m going to take this really, really pretty – it’s about a 5-inch wide wired ribbon, and just going to scrunch this down. And then I found this little gold pick, which I love, a little rose.

And so now I’m just going to take my Bowdabra Bow Wire, pull it through. Pull it tight. Separate the ends. Pull it out of my Bowdabra. Bring the wire around to the back. Tie a knot. And again, I’m going to make sure that I double-knot it. And I’m just going to clip the ends of my bow wire. Bring my bag back over here and take my glue gun, and I’m going to glue this right to the center. And put that down here, and I’m going to let it dry, and then I’m going to fluff the ribbon.

Bowdabra's easy-to-create bow-makers are available at the Bowdabra website's online store and also at various retail establishments such as Amazon, AC Moore, Pat Catan's Stores, Jo Ann store, Michael's, and Walmart.

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