Christmas Gift Wrapping with Silk Flower Scraps

Christmas Gift Wrapping with Silk Flower Scraps by Southern Charm Wreaths

 

When you work with silk flowers as much as I do, you are bound to have leftovers and every year around Christmas, I pull out my leftovers to add them to my Christmas gift wrapping.  Last week I was asking the hubs what I should do for my next Facebook live video, and he said that I should show you how I always make my Christmas gift wrapping look so “neat” (his words). LOL  So here are my Christmas Gift Wrapping tips. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

Christmas Gift Wrapping with Silk Flower Scraps

Supplies Used

Pre-wrapped Christmas presents

Silk Flower scraps such as evergreen, berries, pine cones, picks, etc.

Small gift tag sized ornaments

Satin Ribbon

Wired Ribbon

Florist Wire

Hot Glue Gun

 

Instructions

It’s best to watch the video for complete instructions on the bow making as it’s very difficult to type them out.  But once you have your bow on your gift wrapped package, hot glue your leftover silk flower scraps around the bow.

As you can see in the image below, leftover berries and eucalyptus help to fill in a bow.  Just hot glue the scraps in between the bow loops and under the bow itself to fill it out.

 

 

Other items that could be salvaged are pine cones, small pieces of boxwood or tea leaf stems and of course pine works great too.  This makes for a rustic style of Christmas gift wrapping.

 

If you have a hard time making a traditional bow by hand, I give you an idea for making this simple bow.  All you do is cut 10-12″ strips and tie them together in the center.  This technique only works with wired ribbon because you will need to fluff the ribbon streamers to get them to stand up.

 

Attaching small gift tag size ornaments to the bow always makes the recipient feel extra special and if you tie it on versus hot gluing it on, they can then use it in their own Christmas tree.  Attaching tinsel picks like in the image below gives a more whimsical look to a package don’t you think?

 

My favorite go to ribbon for gift wrapping bows is a #9 double faced satin ribbon (non wired).  You can purchase it from places like Carolina Pottery or from your local florist.  Just be careful when you rub your hands down the length of the ribbon as I’ve been known to get paper cuts from the edges.

Christmas Gift Wrapping with Silk Flower Scraps by Southern Charm Wreaths

You can watch my Christmas Gift Wrapping with Silk Flower Scraps video here:

 

 

Have you ever used your leftover silk flowers for your Christmas gift wrapping? If so, I would love to hear about it.

Make sure to leave a comment below to let me know if you liked the video or if you have suggestions for my next Facebook Live video.  You can also follow me on Facebook here if you want to join in on the conversation during the video broadcast.

If you like working with silk flowers, I would love to teach you the art of wreath making in my Silk Flower Christmas Video? It’s a downloadable video showing you step by step how to make a stunning silk flower Christmas wreath that includes a sign, ribbon, greenery, flowers and ornaments, all downloadable to watch in the comfort of your home.

How to Make a Silk Flower Christmas Wreath Video

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7 Comments

  1. Joan Freeman on December 21, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Julie, Thabk you for all your videos and wreathing tips. It is always a fun adventure. I have learned so much! Looking forward to 2017!

  2. Bonnie Venable on December 21, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Just watched your Christmas Guft wrap video using left over ribbon and floral decorations. Great ideas and so very pretty!

  3. Cara on December 21, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    I love to watch your videos…you make the viewer feel like a close friend. It just cheers me up to watch your southern hospitality in action..thank you for sharing with us!

  4. Debra on December 23, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Julie I love all your videos, tips…I love watching you to help us…you are an Angel!
    Merry Christmas and have a Safe and Happy New Year

  5. Linda Lee on November 8, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you for the advice and help in making wreaths. I took a class a few years ago. Made a lot of ribbon wreaths and ended up giving many of them away. Have (3) left. Some of the people wanted me to teach them how to make them but I declined. I use many different materials. Also make fashion jewelry. My husband and I have disabilities so I have a lot of time on my hands. My PC doctor provides me with ideas – this keeps my mind clear. You have a great web site! Keep up sharing your God given talents. 🙂

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