How To Gift Wrap Using Fake Flowers
There are so many kinds of fake flowers you can use in gift wrapping. Each will give your package a totally different look.
"Keep your eye peeled," my son hates that phrase, for inexpensive decorative flowers. Buy them when you see them. When you're looking for them, you won't find them at a good price.
Try some of these for new adventures in gift wrapping:
Millinery Flowers - Vintage millinery flowers come in small bouquets. They were created, by hand, for women's hats back in the day. Millinery flowers were often made of velvet or silk. They make small gifts look like litle treasures.
You can sometimes find them on vintage hats in thrift shops, flea markets, and even at yard sales. You can find them online too.
Read about the history of millinery flowers over at a blog called Pretty Petals.
Choose those that look realistic. Read "How to Fool People With Fake Flowers" and learn how to pick the best of the bunch.
Paper Flowers -I love paper flowers.There are so many wonderful styles to choose from.
Read "Have You Ever Seen Such Beautiful Paper Flowers?" and Tissue Paper Flowers: Step Outside The Box" to get some ideas about flowers you'd like to include in your next gift wrapping project.
Ribbon Flowers - What an elegant addition to any gift! Ribbon flowers have been around nearly forever.
Ribbons come in so many styles, colors, widths and patterns. You can buy many types of ready-made ribbon flowers to adorn your packages. But Part 4 of this series will give you links to tutorials so you can make your own.
Felt Flowers - Felt flowers add a nice texture to gifts. Go for sophisticated colors when choosing felt flowers. Bright primary colors can look juvenile rather than elegant.
Check out this link to VaivaNat's Felt Gallery of Brooches to achieve the look I'm talking about.
Image: Design Sponge
Flower Brooches - Stop! Don't toss that vintage flower brooch or just plain "not your style jewelry." Pin it to a ribbon to decorate a gift. It's simply elegant and takes all of a few seconds. Check out this post over at Design Sponge for even more elegant gift wrapping ideas.
These are just some of the ways you can incorporate fake flowers into your gift wrapping. I bet you can add to my list.
At the last minute I thought about adding origami flowers, but decided I'll do a separate post on those later.
How do you plan to decorate your next gift?