And we’re back. We hope you all had a great break and are ready to tackle 2017. We are super excited to share our first wrapping idea for the year with you, Rose Petal Wrapping.
You may have noticed by now that a) we don’t buy wrapping paper and b) we like it when we can see the gift and c) we adore flowers. This is another one of those no-wrap gift wrap with flowers, although it is wrapped and we used rose petals. Seriously, can wrapping get any more fun?
We love using fresh flowers when we wrap. Obviously, this is a wrap-it-on-the-right-day gift. The petals will last for about a day and it is important to be gentle. They bruise and will turn brown if manhandled. You can also put the gift in the fridge if it is very hot, it’ll sustain the roses for a tiny bit longer. Just make sure the gift can go in the fridge too. Your spouse may frown and wonder about the odd flower covered thing in the fridge, but what can we say. Wrapping knows no pain.
A gift – We used Tessa Kiros’s Limoncello and Linen Water. The pink of the cover dictated our colour choice. It is one of our favorite cookbooks.
Glossy Sticky tape
Double sided tape
How we did it:
- Wrap the gift in the cellophane
- Decide how much of the gift you want to cover. We started in the middle, because we wanted the title and the pretty cover to show. You can cover the whole gift if you want.
- Remove the petals from the rose. Save the sepal and receptacle/calyx. Those are fancy words for the green bobble, stem and leaves beneath the flower. We tied them with the ribbon, once we were finished.
- Stick the first line of double sided tape where you want to start. Wrap it around the whole gift.
- Stick your first row of petals.
- Measure the size of the petal against the tape you just stuck down. The next petal must cover the tape and the bottom half of the leaf to ensure complete coverage. Word from the top down.
- Once you have your measure, stick more tape and do the next row.
- Keep going until the sides and back of the gift are covered as well.
- Tie the ribbon.
- Add the green bits and voila. You are done.
Here’s to seeing life through rose-coloured wrapping.