How to Use Flowers for Packages

Overview

Whether it's a birthday, wedding, anniversary, New Year or Christmas gift, you show you care when you make the effort to select wrapping paper to suit the recipient's gender or taste and to match the color of the gift. Flowers are a natural and beautiful way to embellish a gift package. You can use real ones plucked from your garden, or artificial ones from crafts stores. This inexpensive embellishment adds style to the gift package. Artificial flowers provide a myriad of choices--types, colors, shapes and sizes.

Step 1

Place your gift package on a flat, even surface and wrap it.

Step 2

Cut two lengths of ribbon, lace or decorative trim. Place one length across one side of the package, and secure it with tape. Place the other ribbon over the first in the opposite direction, and secure it with tape. Ribbon is optional.

Step 3

Cut the major portion of the flower stem off, leaving a quarter-inch stem under the head. Repeat the procedure for all flowers if you are using more than one.

Step 4

Heat the hot glue gun. Dab a small amount of glue on the side of the flower that will be in contact with the wrapping paper. Use a pea-sized dab for small flowers, or several dabs for larger flowers.

Step 5

Place the glued side of the flower head on the wrapping paper--where both ribbons cross, if you chose to use ribbon. Press it gently and hold for 15 to 20 seconds. Repeat the procedure with any other flower heads.

Tips and Warnings

  • Wear gloves if working with thorny stems to prevent cuts. The glue from a heat gun dries immediately, so glue each flower to the package individually.

Things You'll Need

  • Wrapping paper
  • Gift package
  • Matching flower
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Hot glue gun

References

  • Great Birthday Gift Ideas
  • Teleflora
  • Big Fat Balloons
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