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A Heart Full of Roses

We loved the rose petal wrapping we shared last week and we hope you did too. Here is another idea using rose petals that is simple, easy, and absolutely gorgeous.

A Heart Full of Roses

 You need:

A gift

White paper, or any colour you would prefer.

Roses, your choice of colour

Double-sided tape

Sticky tape



  1. Wrap the gift in the white (or whichever you choose) paper. Remember when we said we rarely buy wrapping paper? This is what we buy instead, it is white-board writing paper. The sheets are big and it wraps beautifully.
  2. Stick the double-sided tape in the shape of a heart. This isn’t, of course, a perfect heart, just follow a general outline and make sure there is enough tape for all the petals.
  3. Remove the petals from the rose.
  4. Stick the petals on the sticky heart. We started at the top and worked our way down. Make sure they overlap. The tape must not show.
  5. Depending on the size of the gift and of the heart, you can add as many hearts as you like.

A Heart Full of Roses

This is incredibly easy to do, but once again, be gentle with the petals and make sure to wrap it on the day of the party. Rose petals that have been abused, will turn brown. The petals are fragile, but should last for about a day if the rose is fresh and if it isn’t sweltering. Remember, you can also keep it cool in the fridge if need be.

You can also add ribbons and twine to the gift. We loved this simplicity of this, but a ribbon would certainly add to the gift.

We hope you enjoyed this simple idea. Don’t forget to send us pictures of your wrapping or tag us online. We would love to see what you are all wrapped up in.

Have a happy day,

Mia & Blair

Perfectly Purple

Pretoria is so perfectly purple right now; we couldn’t resist a purple post. It is a continuation of our (not so) slight obsession with craft paper. Last week we dressed it up for a very elegant gift, this week we’re chilling out with soft purple and lollipops.

perfectly-purple-gift-wrapThe perfectly purple cards and awesome Happy Birthday Stamp were from an ‘I love you’ box from Elephant Shoe, but alas, Sam now lives in London, you can still buy her digital goodies. Go take a look if copper foil printing is your thing. We do miss our box of paperie prettiness, though.


We used rolls of craft paper and brown paper bags.

We gathered all things purple. We found tissue paper, ribbon in various shades and widths. The rick-rack just added to the fun and twine is always a good idea.

Have we mentioned that we are hoarders? We save bits, bobs and snippets in small bags according to colour. Raid the stash.

The lollipops are courtesy of Woolies. There are other colours in the packet, but you’ll have to eat those quickly. To save your child’s teeth, of course.

perfectly-purple-2The gifts:

Once you have gathered all the goodies do some planning. If you are wrapping more than one gift play with the colours. We wrapped one in brown paper and trimmed it with the purple. The second we wrapped in purple and trimmed it with the craft paper.


The bag:

If you don’t have purple cards, you can tie some ribbon and lavender to the handle of the craft bag to repeat the colour.


The stamp:

We love stamps. This one is a favourite. Keep an eye out, we are finding some awesome stamps in stores and at markets. You can never have too many stamps.


The flowers:

Try to find purple flowers that are in season. We used stocks and white lisianthus. We also used lavender from the garden. Arrange the flowers and wrap. It helps to put the sturdier paper, in this case the craft paper, on the outside, especially if you are going to be transporting the bunch.


Happy wrapping.

Mia & Blair







Craft Paper with Black Velvet

We love working with craft paper. It is a staple in our wrapping cupboard. You can dress it up or down. It forms the perfect base for wrapping. For this post, we dressed it up. We think the combination of craft paper with black velvet is gorgeous.


 The Gifts:

We keep a supply of brown paper gift bags handy, choose the correct size.

Wrap the gift in brown craft paper.

Cut the black ribbon to the correct length.

Stick double-sided on the back of the ribbon.

Stick the ribbon on the bottom section of the bag, about 1/3 up.

Fold a flat bow, by cutting a short section of the ribbon. Stick ends together with tape to create a circle. Fold it in half and use a second, shorter piece of ribbon, to create the cross section. Stick it down with more double sided tape.

Add the gift and black tissue paper.


 The Flowers:

Arrange the flowers. We used Proteas.

Cut a square of brown craft paper.

Wrap the flowers, tie the ribbon and add the card.


craft-paper-and-black-velvet-4We love the elegance of this wrapping and velvet ribbon is our favourite indulgence. You can, of course, tie a bow instead of making a flat bow. We like the flat bow though; the velvet doesn’t fold nicely.

This is great wrapping to use for a more formal event. It is unisex so you can use it for gentleman as well.


Happy Wrapping.

Mia & Blair