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No-wrap wrapping for odd-shaped gifts

Sometimes we have a gorgeous gift, but it is an odd shape. This watering can is an example of one of those, luckily the watering can is pretty enough to show off. You can, of course, find a nice box and put the watering can inside and then wrap that.

We love not-wrapping as much as we love wrapping. Pretty gifts deserved to be displayed.

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This watering can is perfect for someone who has many indoor plants or is an avid gardener. We added the small gardening tools and filled the watering can with a bunch of sweet peas. It smelled gorgeous and looked spectacular.

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The simplicity of this is what we really enjoy. You can use any flowers that are available and add ribbons or a set of gloves, perhaps even a nice hat. Anything a gardener would enjoy.

Happy not-wrapping.

Mia & Blair

no-wrap watering can

 


Hampers of Happiness: The Herb Hamper

So by now, you will know that we love hampers. Deciding what goes in and arranging it all is one of our favourite things. They are incredibly versatile. This Herb Hamper would be great for a cook or gardener.

Herb Hamper

For The Herb Hamper You Need:

We used a wooden container as a base. You can use any kind of basket or small trough even.

We bought our herbs from Woolworths. The ones in the terracotta pots.

The mini tools and spray bottle are also from Woolworths. Check out their flower section.

The small jar is from Mr Price Home, but any glass jar will do. We filled it with Nasturtium seeds.

We added lemons and tomatoes for a spot of colour.

herb hamper lemons

The moss filled in the gaps.

Add ribbon and small wreath as an ornament.

 Method:

  1. The herbs went in first. Depending on the size of the plants and the container you may need to add some filling in the bottom of the container to raise the pots.
  2. Add ribbon to the spray bottle and tools. Arrange among the herbs.
  3. Add the seed jar. You can add more depending on the size of the container.
  4. Add the veggies and fruit. If you have a specific colour scheme choose veggies to match.
  5. Add moss to fill the gaps.
  6. Tie the ribbon around the base and add an ornament or card.

Top Tips:

You can add or subtract items as needed. Think of garden twine, herb markers or even a pair of gardening gloves. Anything that will be handy for a gardener.

herb hamper

You can also replace the jars with seed sachets. We love Living Seeds. They specialise in heirloom seeds.

If you are packing for a cook think about wooden spoons, spices and dish towels.

If you use a smaller container you can use one or two herb plants instead of three. The possibilities are endless.

Happy Hampering.

Mia & Blair

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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

Method:

  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

TIPS:

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