Friday, June 26, 2009

Gift Wrap 102

As I put this together I thought you all might enjoy this little how to. First of all it started with trying to figure out what to give a good friend who is one of the most excellent gift givers I have ever known. She strives to give a unique and thoughtful gift every time. In trying to decide what to get, I started thinking of things that I love to get. One thing I love to get, is plants. I love to get things that I can plant in my yard that come back year after year. That is definitely a gift that keeps on giving. I went to the plant nursery and picked out a Bottle Brush Tree, but it had no blooms yet, so it needed a little dressing up instead of the plain black plastic container that it came in, so here is what I did. Everything I used I already had on hand.

First I put plastic grocery bags around pot because it was a little damp.
Then I took a piece of blue check wrapping paper just the right size.
Cut the edges with a scallop pair of craft scissors.

Next I gathered the paper around the pot and secured with clothespins.

To hold the paper in place I put a rubber band around the wrapping paper.

The only thing I could find for ribbon to match was raffia. So I made a raffia bow.

Added this little tag so she would know what it was.

Popped in a little "American" flag.

And there you have it!

I delivered it and she loved it. Happy Birthday to my friend Millie. What are some of your creative gift giving ideas. I would love to hear from you.

Have a wonderful weekend! Jackie


Runner Mom said...

Jackie, this is darling! I love plants as well!! You are too creative. I just posted a fun idea on my blog a couple of minutes ago. It requires a little paint and time, but I like it!!

Have a great weekend!

Stacey said...

Jackie, I think that is an adorable idea. I went to a friends home once and she had mums all wrapped up like that! Beautiful! I'm the worst at wrapping things creatively. Truth is that the wrapping is a big part of the fun so I should put more into it. Thanks or the great idea.

Crystal said...

Wow that looks awesome! Thanks for sharing this! Have a great weekend.

sherri said...

Looks nice Jackie! This helps me a lot. I never know how to make plants look cute. Thanks for posting!

Neabear said...

This is great!! Thanks for showing us how to make it so pretty.

Infarrantly Creative said...

Oh that is just perfect!

Nicole A. said...

This is so cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing how you did it, definately going to try it!