Add a twist to your gifts this holiday season with our DIY bloomon-style gift wrapping tips
Whether you bagged a last-minute gift or put a lot of thought into the perfect surprise: a gift is only really a gift when it’s wrapped beautifully. It shows that you’ve gone the extra mile to make someone really happy. And nothing spreads happiness more than flowers, right?! This is how your wrap your friends around your finger with your very own wrapping skills!
Tight is right
Choose your wrapping paper. Go for plain wrapping paper, for example recycled kraft paper or any other type of paper with a natural look. Wrap tightly, so that the flower or leaf will be the star of your present. Take a piece of string or ribbon and tie it around your present. Use the ribbon to keep the eye-catcher in its place: a flower!
Wrap it and go
What kind of flower do you want to use? You can use a fresh flower to decorate with, but only if you put it on the present just before giving it. Choose one that can do without water for a while. Snag one from your vase or get some from the florist or at the market. Flowers that you can use are:
- Dianthus (Carnations)
- Small roses
- Hypericum coco casino
- Limonium sinuatum
- Gypsophila (Baby’s breath)
Show off and last longer
If it takes a while before you can give your gift but it has time to shine under your Christmas tree, we’d suggest to use dried flowers or berries. You can dry flowers yourself by hanging them upside down for a few days while secretly hoping that someone might mistake them for mistletoe. Flowers and leaves that are suitable to dry are:
- Achillea millefolium (yarrow)
- Nigella (Love-in-a-mist)
- Small roses
- Centaurea cyanus (Cornflowers)
- Field flowers
Spice up Christmas!
Prefer to have your flower bouquet shine this December and rather not take any out of the vase? No worries, you can also collect decorations from your kitchen. Use a cinnamon stick or a sprig of thyme or rosemary instead of a flower. For a fruity twist you can also dry out some lemon, lime or orange. Stick it onto your gift, it will not only look amazing, it’ll smell delicious too! On top of that, these decorations can easily be left underneath your Christmas tree for a couple of days. Finish off your gift with a little gift tag and a personal message. Almost a shame to have to open it...Happy wrapping!
A gift with style
Feel like gift wrapping, but no idea what to give your loved ones this holiday season? We do! Here’s a little list of gifts that’ll make everyone happy.