Flower Bows for Gift Packages

Wow! Why use ordinary bows when you can top a gift package like this?!  Using silk flowers as bows is a simple idea that works well for Mothers Day, or maybe as part of a birthday party theme, like a Princess Party. Or, what about for a wedding or a shower?


A flower "bow" will cost 30 to 75 cents, depending on the deal you get on your flowering bushes. I wait until they go on sale, naturally!


Think outside the box for your packaging, too --literally!  I recycled this cylinder can... 


...by Mod-Podging it with scrap strips of beautiful papers, which makes this project a double-recycle bonanza!



You could probably hot glue the silk flower to the lid of your package, but I chose to drill a hole in the center. {You could poke a hole with an awl or ice pick, too.}


Then just pull the fabric flower off the 'bush' and pop the lip of the flower stem into the hole. If you drill the hole just big enough, the stem will fit tightly. 


Voila! 


Oooo I just love pretty paper!! And with this 'gift wrap,' there's nothing to throw away. It is truly gratifying when something so simple can turn out so great. If you haven't used Mod Podge before, the instructions are on the bottle and this is a low-risk, high satisfaction project for your first endeavor!


Not only will you have a beautiful package for the gift inside, but the containers can take on a new life, too.  Mine hold markers, scissors and other crafting goodies in the studio.







Need a side of party hat with that gift package? 


Or a quick and easy silk flower corsage.

Need something more masculine? 


Check out the St. Paddy's Version of the Package:



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