4/17/13

Florals For: Brightening a friend's day

Hello lovelies! Today we are doing our third instalment of what is quickly becoming my favorite series on the blog—and not just because I get to have beautiful blooms around the house for the shoots! This week we are chatting about something that I absolutely love doing, which is bringing pretty bouquets to friends and family when I visit. It's just such a classy touch to arrive with some sweet flowers, and it makes you feel all sorts of grown-up. Plus, when you add your own spin on the packaging, things get even more special. I've laid out a pretty quick and easy way to wrap up that bouquet to bring over to your girlfriend's house for tea, or for someone who might need a little pick-me-up. 


For this project, I used a gorgeous bouquet of ranunculus from Whole Foods, kraft wrapping paper, some polka dot paper left over from these, two colours of twine, a kraft shipping tag, and a few different tools.  


When you get your flowers home, be sure to keep them in water for as long as you can before leaving, so that they don't get all sad and wilty. When you are ready to head out and it's time to wrap up the bouquet, dampen a paper towel and wrap it around the base of the flowers. I cut the zipper part off of a baggie and used that to wrap the base in, but you could use saran wrap also. 

Next, wrap up the flowers! It took me a couple of tries to get this part looking nice, mostly because I was using two types of paper, but I found that lying the flowers so they rest on one of the corners of the flat paper helps them to sit properly inside when rolled up. Once you get them rolled up and looking spiffy, tape the outside of the paper with your favorite washi tape.


Tie your twine around the middle of the bouquet, and tie it tight enough that it stays on. Next, attach your shipping tag onto the twine with another knot.


Bonus points if the flowers you pick are this bright! ;) This photo didn't even get color corrected! Mother nature is one talented lady, hey?


Et voila! Bring these to your bestie, as a present, or just to add some sparkle to someone's day.

27 comments:

  1. I love this idea of brings flowers to a friend or family member. I only do it if it's their birthday. But it can be for no particular occasion but you care for them.

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    1. Also great job on picking up such beautiful flowers and a great job making the wrapping so personal and pretty.

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    2. Thanks so much! It really is such a lovely thing to do :)

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  2. What a beautiful and wonderful idea!! =)

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  3. Oh my goodness those flowers and packaging are beautiful! I'm slowly getting comfortable with arranging flowers but at one point was completely useless.

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    1. p.s. did you redesign your site? It looks fantastic!

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    2. Thanks and thanks! I re-did it a couple of months ago, and I'm so glad you like it! :)

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    1. Thanks! They're my favorite flowers ever :)

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  5. This is something I would love to give because I would love to receive this! Not only did you take time to pick out beautiful flowers but also took the time to make them even more beautiful & personal. What a wonderful idea!

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  6. This is such a simple and beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing! I linked to your tutorial on my blog: http://silhouettejess.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/cheers-to-another-semester/

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  7. Simple yet lovely presentation. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Beautiful. I definitely would love receiving these. But it would have been helpful if you actually showed us how you laid the flowers on the paper and wrapped them to achieve the look especially when you, yourself said that it took a few tries.

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  10. Wow. Bringing flowers. And wrapping paper around them. That's revolutionary. Maybe your next post could be on how to bring a bottle of wine.

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