Gift Wrap Ideas (9): Plants and Flowers
Today is the ninth day of my 12 days of Christmas Gift Wrap ideas: Plants and Flowers. It feels very decadent using real plants and flowers as gift wrap, because once cut, they have to be gifted almost immediately before they wilt. But by using simple clippings from your garden (or herb pots) or snippings from the countryside, they can be a very cheap beautiful way of glaming up gifts. Dried flowers, twigs and leaves are also a great way of incorporating plants and flowers into gift wrap without breaking the bank.
1. FLOWERS & FLOWER ILLUSTRATIONS
Home and Garden have combined these beautiful flower illustrations with matching real flowers. Very simple but very effective.
2. PINE NEEDLE TASSELS
No link available to the original post, but this crafter has wrapped pine needles into these beautiful fir tassels.
Herbs are brilliant to perk up gifts. Lark Crafts has threaded these bay leaves on twine.
And Laurie Kaiser has added little sprigs of rosemary, with one tiny little purple flower.
4. MINI FIR WREATH
Gardenista uses these mini fir wreaths to tie bakers twine.
5. DRIED FRUIT
Silviya Simple Life has a tutorial for drying fruit. This is great for christmas decorations and gift embellishment, to coordinate above and bellow the tree.
6. LEAVES & TRACING PAPER
Willowday places a simple dried leaf under tracing paper, or grease proof paper.
Stylizimoblog has a tutorial for making these very cute birch gift tags. They look perfect combined with dymo tape, but you could add wash tape if you haven’t got a dymo tape maker.
8. FRESH FLOWERS
These beautiful flower topped gifts from Stephmodo look beautiful. I’m no botanist, but a lot of these look like flowers that you may find in the wild if you don’t have your own garden or window box to plunder. secured with wash tape, they also manage to look simple as well.
An even more glamorous version is from Poppytalk combining flowery paper with fresh flowers.
Fellowfellow have wrapped twine around simple twigs. These obviously have a very christmassy theme, but you could wrap them into more simple shapes.
Or just wrap twine around the twig as done here. (Unfortunately no link available)
10. LEAVES AS THE WRAPPING
Trust Martha Stewart to take the plants and flowers theme to the max!
Her team have wrapped the gifts completely in the leaves. Perfect if you live in a tropical clime, but perhaps not as practical for the rest of us.
And finally…..not strictly a gift, but I couldn’t resist sharing this amazing moss gift pillow from Silvanadifranco its actually used as pillow to carry the wedding rings at a wedding.
I hope you enjoyed these plants and flowers gift wrap ideas. Don’t forget to let me know your favourite. And check out my other gift wrap posts in the series.