Watercolor Garden Inspiration from Creative Bag

August 8, 2014

in eco-friendly packaging, Featured Customers, gift & gourmet business, How Tos, Packaging

Creative Bag Nashville WrapsOur good friends at Creative Bag in Toronto, Canada found a beautiful use for our exclusive Watercolor Garden Collection. Lorrie Everett used the Watercolor Garden gift wrap to make these pretty wrapped floral bouquets.

We hope you enjoy this lovely post by Lorrie Everett of Creative Bag.

Pretty Wrapping Paper Floral Bouquet

It’s easy to make a bouquet of flowers ready for gift giving by using wrapping paper and twine. This simple project will take a basic floral bouquet from ordinary to extraordinary!
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So let’s gather our supplies: kraft wrapping paperpatterned wrapping paper of your choice, ribbon or twine, a plastic candy bag, paper towel and scissors.
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The Steps for a Lovely Bouquet

 Step 1:  You need to “water-proof” your stems so that the wrapping paper does not get soggy. I wrapped a wet paper towel around the ends of the stems to keep my flowers from drying out and then placed the stems into one of our clear candy bags. A piece of ribbon or twine was tied near the opening of the clear bag. (See top photo below.)
Step 2: Wrap a piece of kraft wrapping paper around the flowers so that it creates a bit of a cone shape. You can use a small piece of tape to hold the wrapping paper together if you wish.
Step 3: Now wrap a piece of decorative wrapping paper over top of the kraft paper. The kraft paper will hide the plain white back side of the patterned paper and adds a decorative element with the double wrapping. Tie ribbon or twine a few times around the package to secure the wrapping paper. Add a gift tag, tie a bow and you are done!
Tip:  I folded the bottom end of the cone over once and tucked it into the opening so that the flowers could not fall through the end.
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I used kraft paper wrapping paper with this project is because I knew that I was going to use a kraft gift tag and I wanted a more natural, organic look for this packaging project.  If you want a bolder look, you could have used solid wrapping paper in a color to co-ordinate with your pattern instead of kraft paper.
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I used beautiful wrapping paper from the Watercolor Garden Collection. It works with so many beautiful colors so you will be able to find lots of ribbons and tissue paper to co-ordinate with this collection.

To find more inspiring ideas visit the Creative Bag blog and see Nashville Wraps  “How to Make Tissue Paper Poms” post.

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Kathy August 9, 2014 at 11:13 am

I love this! I sometimes use a pretty printed bag like the little shopping bag from the watercolor collection to hold live flowers for my table. I use something like a quart canning jar to hold the water and blooms, wrap it with colored tissue and pop it into the bag. It’s really pretty and always a conversation starter.

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