Since my house is dominated by everything male, I really wanted to fluff up the gifts for my mom, sister, and niece. That means lots of ruffles!
Making ruffles is very easy! Just follow this tutorial for machine gathered ruffles without a ruffling foot. I tore the edges of my fabric so that it would have a little fray, then went to town making lots of ruffles.
#1 For this present, the ruffle is about 3-4 inches wide. Layer two ruffles on top of each other that go over the top of the box and down each side about an inch.
Then tear two strips of fabric (unruffled) that are about 2 inches wide, fold each strip in half, and sew one of the folded edges to each end of your ruffle. Tie around your box and add a tag backed with burlap.
#2 This next present used a long ruffle about an inch wide. Cut a piece of felt into a circle the size you want your flower to be.
Start gluing the ruffle in a circle starting on the outside edge of your felt, and working in toward the middle overlapping the ruffle edge a little. When you get to the middle, snip the excess ruffle off and glue the edge.
#3 For this one, use lots of long ruffles.
Using a hot glue gun to adhere the ruffles in small sections, work a scroll pattern over the top and sides of your box. It takes a bit of time, but it turns out full of ruffly texture.
This is not a detailed tutorial, so if you have any questions please feel free to leave them in the comments. I'll answer them there.