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
Pre-wrapped Christmas presents
Silk Flower scraps such as evergreen, berries, pine cones, picks, etc.
Small gift tag sized ornaments
Hot Glue Gun
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.
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.
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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.
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