Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Inkling: it’s a wrap – white paper flower

I love pretty packages and this idea not only uses materials I had on hand, but gives this package a clean and simple look. This pretty white gift box doesn’t need wrapping paper. Just a flower and some homemade ribbon and it’s all ready to gift.

To make a paper flower, you can use white paper, wax paper or parchment paper. I used parchment paper. If you’re not familiar with parchment paper, it’s typically used for baking – to line cookie sheets or cake pans. I’m sure there are other uses for parchment paper, but that’s what I’ve used it for.

Cut petals from your parchment paper and glue onto a small circular paper base. Start with the outer petals and work your way in making your petals smaller toward the middle.

The ribbon is made from fabric that I had on hand. Cut narrow strips of fabric and fringe the edges. Cut out leaves from the same fabric. Glue or tape your ribbon, leaves and flower to the box.
I like the clean white and green color palette but the sky is the limit when it comes to making a package pretty.

This project is linked at the following:

  Tip Junkie handmade projects     NightOwlCrafting Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden All Things Heart and Home CreativeShareWednesdays

And other link parties that I participate can be found here.


  1. As always, simple & elegant! You know what I think? I think you need your own tv show to spotlight your wonderful ideas! I'D BE WATCHING EVERY DAY! Hugs!

  2. Well I guess I'm gonna need to cancel all my plans for the next week so I can spend time going through your archives...what a beautiful blog you have...and your creativity is boundless! Thank you for sharing such simple ideas of pretty with us.

  3. So elegant! You can transform anything into something special!

  4. Very nice. I love the fabric "ribbon". That looks great.

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  5. Love the clean simple look of the package! The frayed ribbon looks really nice!

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  6. So pretty and elegant- I would be happy with the flower as the gift! Thanks for linking up!

  7. This is a great way to decorate boxes for gifts and swaps ^_^


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