Monday, September 17, 2012
Fabric Gift Wrapping and Craft Paper Flowers
This weekend Hubby and I went to a fun wedding shower/reception picnic. It was held at a local park and the weather was just gorgeous! Normally, when it comes to gifts, I'm a big fan of gift bags...they're fast, easy, pretty, and you can fit most anything in one. But on this occassion, our gift was not going to fit in a bag. I was going to have to go old-school and wrap this thing. No wrapping paper in the house, but I did have some craft paper and lots of fabric. So I went with an Obi sash look using a pretty yellow and pink cherry blossom fabric and a small strip of white cotton.
Next I needed a flower of some sort. I've seen some lovely paper flowers so I googled for a How-To. I found this tutorial and after unearthing my glue gun, i went to cutting. I added a few extra layers of petals to mine, but the instructions were super easy. I made one out of polka dot napkins that I picked up at a yard sale and the other out of the craft paper that I wrapped the box with.
Although I love the polka dots, it was a bit more fragile than the heavy craft paper, so I opted for just the solid one for this gift. I could totally get addicted to making these little flowers! They are so fun and think of all the possibilities...you could use pretty vintage wrapping paper, newsprint, the sunday comics, sheet music, old book pages, old sewing pattern paper, etc...
In other news, the For Sale By Owner sign finally went up at the Tiny house. We had the first showing over the weekend and received an offer! Hubby is dealing with the price negotiations and hopefully we'll be able to come to some agreement. Personally, I'm ready to say YES just to have it done and over with quick, but we'll see.