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How to make a flower crown for the birthday girl!

As a kid, the best part of your birthday was wearing a crown for the whole day and we can’t see why that should stop when you grow up. We made some flower crowns and the birthday girls loved it. We also added a big bunch of flowers because we couldn’t get enough of these yellow roses. We’re having a yellow week, but you can, of course, choose use any colour you like. These crowns work well for fairies, princesses and adults who prefer unicorns.Yellow flower crown

What you will need for a flower crown:

Olive branches

Small, transparent elastic bands

Rosemary twigs

Yellow roses


Yellow flower crown

Follow these steps to make your flower crown:

  1. Shape the crown by twisting the branches into a circle shape. Measure the size of the crown on your head if need be.
  2. Tie the branches together with the elastic bands.
  3. Make a small arrangement with the roses and rosemary twigs. Tie it with the elastic bands.
  4. Attached the arrangement to the wreath.
  5. Add the ribbons.
  6. Sing ‘Happy Birthday’.

We made another crown, using the same method, but using longer rosemary twigs, instead of the olive branches.

We used the rest of the roses to make a big bunch of flowers.

Yellow flower crown

For the bunch of flowers we used:

Yellow roses

Lemon Verbena


Yellow tissue paper

A big sheet of white paper

Broad yellow ribbon

Narrow yellow ribbon


Plastic bag

Elastic bands

How to tie your bunch of flowers:

  1. Arrange the roses, lemon verbena and rosemary.
  2. Tie it with an elastic band.
  3. Layer the yellow tissue over the white paper and wrap the flowers.
  4. Fill the plastic bag with water.
  5. Tie the bag over the base of the flowers.
  6. Put the brown paper bag over the plastic bag.
  7. Tie the ribbon.
  8. Add the card.
  9. Ta-da!

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Happy wrapping!

Mia & Blair

Yellow flower crown

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







Happiness is a Gift Hamper

We love gifts. We love giving gifts. But mostly we love giving gift hampers. This was a gift hamper for an exceptionally special lady so we had to put something exceptional together.

deluxe gift hamper

We used:

1 x pewter wine cooler (buy yours today from The Happy Go Lucky Club Shop!)

1 x bunch of flowers. (Proteas, greens, delphiniums, red roses)

1 x plastic Ziploc

3 x elastic bands

1 x black tissue paper

1 x bottle of Waterford Rose-Mary

1 x strawberry plant

1 x packet of Lardiere dried strawberry

2 x Lardiere Scented Soy Candles

1 x jar of Lardiere Strawberry Whip

1 x L’Occitane Hand cream

1 x punnet of Strawberries

1 x broad black ribbon

1 x double-sided tape

1 x narrow black ribbon

1 x black wrapping paper

1 x thick cardboard

1 x sheet whiteboard

1 x moss


  1. Create a base by crossing two pieces of board and sticking them together. The false bottom helps to display the items. deluxe-gift-hamper-base
  2. Cut a white circle to cover the ugly board.deluxe-gift-hamper-base-white-circle
  3. Cut a hole big enough for the bunch of flowers.deluxe-gift-hamper-base-filler
  4. Add water to the plastic Ziploc and put the bunch in it.deluxe-gift-hamper-water-pouch
  5. Wrap the bunch in tissue paper.
  6. Tie the broad black ribbon over the elastic.deluxe-gift-hamper
  7. Add the flowers to the wine cooler.
  8. Arrange the items.deluxe-gift-hamper-
  9. We wrapped the hand cream and tied a ribbon around the wine.
  10. Cut the broad black ribbon to an appropriate length and stick pieces of double-sided tape on the back.deluxe-gift-hamper
  11. Stick it in place just under the rim of the wine cooler. This keeps it from slipping down.
  12. Fill in all the gaps with moss.
  13. Add strawberries.
  14. Ta-da!deluxe-gift-hamper


This was such fun to make and to put together. Hampers can be expensive, but you can be smart about it.

  • The false base helps to fill up space, reducing the number or amount of gifts you need.
  • When you choose the gifts make sure to vary the sizes. Big gifts go at the bottom. Smaller gifts fill in the gaps.
  • The moss is perfect for softening and hiding gaps. You can use tissue, angel’s hair, or toile.
  • Pick a colour scheme. The black boxes dictated the colour and we knew the birthday girl liked red roses. The strawberries complemented the red roses.

If you’d like to purchase this gift hamper or have us create a gift hamper especially for you, please email us at info@thehappygoluckyclub.com. Price on request.

Happy hamper-packing!

Mia and Blair

gift hamper