- In an alternate universe Blair and Mia rule the Planet Yak. A place where peace reigns, cupcakes aren’t fattening and glitter doesn’t stick to your hands for all eternity. But when they are on this planet they are working mommies, aspiring domestic goddesses, DIY-enthusiasts and bloggers who are in constant pursuit of all things pretty.
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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.
Spring is bursting onto the scene. Trees are budding, the blossoms are glorious and the sun is begging for a turn. We couldn’t resist a chance to use these beautiful flowers for our gift wrap.
Pink flowers suit any occasion, but it’s the change of season and the limited time these flowers are around that makes it truly special.
It is also super easy to do and you’ll agree that it is beautiful in its simplicity.
As a rule, we don’t buy wrapping paper, but we buy lots of tissue paper. Wrapping paper is beautiful, but we love the versatility of the tissue. The one thing we splurge on is ribbon. We can’t get enough. We buy metres and metres of the stuff.
We are also hoarders. The pink net strips were left over from tutus we made for the girls. We don’t throw anything away. We save buttons, bows, ornaments, badges, pins and anything we can use on a gift. It is time for Spring cleaning, but that just means we repack the craft cupboard. You never know what you can put on a gift.
We love adding flowers to our gifts and the best part is that most of them come straight from the garden. It costs nothing, gets you out of the house and it makes the best gift topper ever.
Pink tissue paper
Pink netting or pink ribbon
Peach blossoms or Jasmine
- Wrap the gifts.
- Tie the ribbon or netting around the gift.
- Add the flowers.
We used this for a kitchen tea gift, but it works for little girls and their mothers as well. The ideas are endless. Take a stroll through your garden and take note of the flowers you can use as gift toppers, especially the ones that are around for a short time. It makes it even more special.
Mia & Blair