How to Put Flowers on a Package

Overview

When you have a garden full of beautiful blooms, you may begin to get creative with the different things you can do with the lovely blossoms. If there is a gift-giving occasion coming and your garden is blooming, consider choosing the best of your blooms to decorate the outside of the package. You will have to wrap the gift at the last minute when you use fresh blooms because they will wilt rather quickly; however, the effect will be worth the last-minute preparations.

Step 1

Wrap the package with the wrapping paper, securing it with the tape. Tie the ribbon around the package, crossing the vertical and horizontal lengths of ribbon in the upper left corner of the package. Secure the ribbon with transparent tape on the underside of the package.

Step 2

Clip fresh blossoms from your plants. Choose blossoms that are in perfect condition at their peak of bloom. Cut one to three blossoms, depending upon the number you desire for the package. Leave approximately 3 inches of stem on each blossom.

Step 3

Wrap the blossoms together if you have more than one, using the floral tape. Wrap the tape tightly around the blossoms, starting just under the blooms and extending the tape down the stems. Cut the floral tape with the scissors and press the end of the tape firmly against the wrapped tape to adhere it.

Step 4

Tuck the blossoms under the ribbon on the package at the intersection in the upper left corner. Simply slide the blossoms under the ribbon and place a dot of hot glue to hold the blossoms in place.

Step 5

Present the gift as soon as possible after cutting the blossoms. They will not stay fresh for more than an hour or two.

Things You'll Need

  • Solid color wrapping paper (color to complement the blossoms)
  • Complementary ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Transparent tape
  • Pruning shears
  • Fresh blossoms (roses, lilies, daisies, tulips or carnations)
  • Floral tape
  • Hot glue gun

References

  • Make-stuff.com: Decorating with Flowers
  • Bridal-shower-ideas-for-you.com: Creative Gift Wrapping
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Kathryn Hatter is a 42-year-old veteran homeschool educator and regular contributer to Natural News. She is an avid gardener, seamstress, quilter, painter, cook, decorator, digital graphics creator and computer user. She is interested in natural health and hopes to direct her focus toward earning an RN degree.