If you have read my blog for a while you will know I’m a huge fan of gift wrapping. I really believe in the importance of making a gifting moment, a special one. Over the years I have become much more mindful of the materials I’m using and try to re-use and repurpose wherever I can. For this dried flower gift tag tutorial, I wanted to share with you a way to use up any dried floral scraps you may have.
Over Christmas I made Lotts and lots (sorry, I can never resist!) of wonderful homegrown, dried flower wreaths and was left with the prettiest scrap pile you ever did see. I marvelled over the hue of a dried eucalyptus leaf and didn’t have the heart to sweep poppy seed heads and strawflowers into the compost after they had spent a summer blooming away. I gathered as many as I could and let them sit in their special box until inspiration struck!
I wrapped these presents with a mix of papers from my stash – most were left over from my gift wrapping workshop or rescued from recycling. I finished everything with my silk ribbon (you can purchase my silk ribbon through my shop page). If you are looking for some basic gift wrapping inspiration have a look at this post, I share how I layer and mix papers, ribbons and flowers to create unique parcels. Once I had completed the wrapping they needed one final touch and this is when I created these lovely dried flower gift tags.
Step 1 – Cut the eucalyptus leaves from the stem if not already loose and lay flat onto a table.
Step 2 – Arrange the other flowers on top of the eucalyptus leaf creating little posies. Glue into place.
Step 3 – Once dry glue a length of silk ribbon or string to the back, make sure you fold in half and glue the middle so you have two lengths to tie onto your present.
Step 4 – Once dry fix to your gift or store somewhere safe for the next time you need a floral flourish.
I have really enjoyed gifting more ‘time out’ presents lately and thought you might like to see more of what’s inside these parcels…My go to shop is a fab local place called The Refill Room – I buy 99% of presents in there as everything is just so good. Luckily they have a website, I have included the links plus a few other goodies too.
Anything from Salix Moon
LumiEssence Candles (Delmeza and I have been running workshops together and the oils she uses are so good!)
I hope this gives you some inspiration, I always get so stuck with presents but these have all gone down so well.