Embellish your Holiday Gift Wrap with Econoflex

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Guest Blogger: Jamie Hogsett

Use Econoflex in place of ribbon to decorate your holiday packages.

Now that you've made boxes for your presents, you can make each one unique using Econoflex beading wire and beads. Econoflex is a fabulous alternative to curling ribbon - it comes in eight great colors and at $2.99 a spool, you can't beat the price. To curl the wire, run it along one edge of a pair of scissors, just as you would with ribbon.

The nice folks at Rings & Things sent me some great holiday-themed beads that worked out perfectly for these two packages. For the red package, I used lampworked glass mint candy beads and Econoflex in Cinnamon Red and Spring Green. The craft wire is easily secured with gold-filled crimp tubes and crimp covers.
The pastel blue package is adorned with wire in Plum, Snow White, and Steel Blue. Crimped to the end of each wire with a sterling silver crimp tube is a tiny jingle bell in blue, purple, or pink.

The Snow White wire is aptly named. We've received about eight inches of snow in the last day, with at least twelve more expected in the next two days. I braved eight degree weather to photograph the gift packages on the snow, but it's so pretty it was worth it. Weather like this is the perfect excuse to stay inside and keep making holiday presents!
Jamie Hogsett is the Education Coordinator for Soft Flex Company. Contact her at or via her blog at

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8 fabulous thoughts ...

  1. Awesome idea - - thanks to Jamie for sharing this!

    :) Dave
    at Rings & Things

  2. This is TOO good! I love it!! Would you mind if I showcase this on my blog Friday? I LOVE it! :)

    Lisa Crone

  3. Please feel free to share it. We like to share all of our ideas, photos, tips, etc. Anything from our website or blog is free to be taken and dispersed. :)

  4. Wow, how beautiful! If I got a present wrapped like that I would be thrilled. (Would salvage the wire and beads for some jewelry too!) :-)

  5. Thanks so much Jamie and Sara!! Gosh those gifts look great over on abeadaday!! Wish I had wrapped them myself!! :)

  6. This is a great idea to use econoflex with gift wrapping and you make them adorable!


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