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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30 comments:

Alecia @ ChickenScratch NY said...

I love this idea! I have tons of stemless flowers from my tribal bellydance days that I can't seem to throw out. Guess they'll be topping off some gifts! Thankd for sharing

Erin~Just*Grand said...

This is such a wonderful idea! We have several weddings to go to this summer, and these would be just perfect. Thanks for sharing!

It's All Connected said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing! ~ Maureen

Amy Anderson said...

So pretty - great idea! And I love the party hats as well!

Christine said...

These are absolutely pretty!!!

You linked up your Blog at the Let's Have Fun Blog Hop... the theme this week is Hellocotton. Do you have a Hellocotton account.. I would like to update you link to Hellocotton.

Thank you!! :)

jmmonroe said...

This is one of your cutest ideas-

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Christina those are just gorgeous! I am so making a pretty one for my mother-in-law for Mothers Day! Thanks for sharing that and I saw you at Uncommonly Yours!

D @ The Shady Porch said...

You are inspiring! I think your flower bows and containers are pretty! Like you said they are perfect for a number of uses! You should join the Earth Day Challenge.

Anonymous said...

It seems like pretty flowers have prettier can.

Houston Florist

Our Delightful Home said...

This is such a clever idea. I would love for you to link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/live-linky-party-10.html to share this awesome post with my readers.

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Christine said...

Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

This is soooo adorable! You can tell you love paper, as these are the cutest scraps I have ever seen :) I love, love, love it!!!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

This is such a smart idea!! I love the paper you modpodged on. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Jennelise said...

What a beautiful idea! I love the flowers you chose :)
Jennelise

Michelles Tasty Creations said...

Hi,

I followed you over from Wow Me Wednesday and I absolutely love this idea. Beautiful flowers too.

I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. (Link up until Monday 4-23-12)

Have a great day,
Michelle

Katherines Corner said...

a pretty and creative way to upcycle. Love it. Hugs and happy weekend wishes!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

These are SO pretty. The flowers are just perfect this time of year and the paper you used is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Take care,

Trish

Nicole said...

Those are gorgeous flowers!

Jill said...

What a gorgeous way to gift wrap! Fabulous flowers!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

cheapcraftymama said...

That is great packaging, love it! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It & Win It Wednesday @ www.cheapcraftymama.com (open now!).

very merry vintage style said...

What a great idea! So much better than a traditional bow. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday
Mary

Jelli said...

Really cute! So much easier than making a crepe paper flower.

Maria said...

Aww I LOVE this!!! Love how you used the big flower, so beautiful, and so perfect for Mother's Day! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I guess we both like cute gift wrap ideas!! :o)

Skylar Magazine said...

Very clever and pretty! The scrapbook paper is gorgeous. I've started saving a lot of our containers and coffee cans. I'm really into the mod podge stuff. I think this is the kind of stuff I'm going to start with.

Thank you once again for the inspiration!

Have an awesome weekend!

Sarah
http://skylarinc.blogspot.com/

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Frugal and Fabulous..... I love it!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I'm not a big silk flower fan so I usually pass by those sales -- not any more! This is the perfect way to use them -- such a clever idea!

DeeAnna Tucker said...

I've been covering containers for some time now but never thought of adding the "flower bow". Love the idea, thank you for sharing.

Shannon Hawk said...

These are so pretty! You are so creative! I will have to try these soon-my oldest daughter would love to make these with me:)
Shannon@CozyCountryLiving

Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog said...

This is gorgeous! What a creative idea! I found you at Monday Funday--thanks for sharing!

~Abby =)

Kelly said...

What a beautiful way to give a gift! I love these! Thanks for linking this up to Monday Funday!

Kelly @ View Along the Way
www.viewalongtheway.com