Anyway, I DID have miles and miles of these ruffled streamers that I made for Amelia's birthday party in a trash bag. I was pretty happy with the outcome, so here's the Christmas version!
Made. She has directions, but if you don't feel like clicking over, here are some:
You need two spools of streamers, double stick tape, your box, and your sewing machine. I bought my streamers at the dollar store.
Set your machine on a high tension. I found that 7 was a good tension. It gathered the streamers enough, but not too much that I lost a lot of length. Play around with it. Set your stitch length as long as it will go. Make sure you have a FULL bobbin. You are going to need it!
Overlap the two streamers and put the pedal to the metal! Just sew straight down the middle.
Now to wrap a present:
Take a box, place some double stick tape on the bottom front. Attach the streamers to the box and just wind the streamers around the box from bottom to top! I place strategic pieces of double stick tape every once in a while. Tape at the top and you've wrapped your present!
Here are some close ups and more examples: