DIY Floral Gift Toppers Tutorial
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DIY Flower Gift Toppers

Brown paper packages tied up with string… these are a few of my favorite things! Especially when the package includes a pretty bow or flowers.

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I was inspired to create a Flower Gift Topper because I received this really cute wood box with my watch from JORD Wood Watches (see more about the watch here) and I wanted to show how you could wrap it without having to use wrapping paper—because who would want to hide that wood.

At first, I just tied a bow around the box and then stuck in the flowers using the bow as a base. It worked pretty well, but once unwrapped you just had a bunch of flower pieces everywhere. So then I thought, what if I made a pin corsage and then pinned the flowers to the top of the ribbon? It turns out, that idea was a lot better. It takes a little more prep time, but I made five within a few minutes and now have them for the next five gifts I give.

DIY Flower Gift Toppers via Tonality Designs

Materials

  • Felt
  • Faux Flowers (a variety of sizes and colors)
  • Safety Pin
  • Ribbon
  • Wire Cutters
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions

DIY Flower Gift Toppers via Tonality Designs

  1. Cutout a small circle of felt for your base. As you can see I traced random objects, but my circles were about 3″ for the large toppers and 2.25″ for the smaller toppers.
  2. Start out deciding what flowers you are going to use. For the large toppers I started with 1 large bloom and paired it with 2-3 medium blooms and then added in the small blooms and 3-4 leaves. Use your wire cutters to cut your flowers off their stems. I pulled the largest flowers off the stem completely, but kept the stem on the smaller flowers to help position and glue onto the felt. Note, for the smaller toppers, I started with 1 medium flower paired with 2 smaller blooms and then 1-2 leaves. And if that seems like too much to figure out, I even did one where I just used 1 large flower. Simple and still so pretty.
    DIY Flower Gift Toppers via Tonality Designs
  3. Once you’ve planned out your flowers, you can start to hot gluing them onto your felt circle. I glued the largest flowers first and then worked to add in the small flowers and left the leaves for last. The process was very similar to how I create floral arrangements.
    DIY Flower Gift Toppers via Tonality Designs
  4. After you finish gluing on your flowers, add your safety pin to the back by gluing on a rectangle over the safety pin (see image above).
    DIY Flower Gift Toppers via Tonality Designs
  5. You can then add your topper to any gift by pinning it to the ribbon on your gift. I tied my ribbon in a simple knot and then pinned the flower topper around said knot. Easy peasy.
DIY Flower Gift Toppers via Tonality Designs

It adds so much wow, yet was so easy!

DIY Flower Gift Toppers via Tonality Designs

I created them in a variety of sizes. They’re like little corsages for your presents.

DIY Flower Gift Toppers via Tonality Designs

It doesn’t hurt that I also have some pretty yummy wrapping paper. I really love kraft paper, especially if it has a pattern. I usually find them at Target and in the checkout lines at Homegoods and T.J. Maxx.

DIY Flower Gift Toppers via Tonality Designs

You can even get creative with the ribbon. Here I just wrapped twine around several times.

DIY Flower Gift Toppers via Tonality Designs

I just think these would be perfect for dressing up any wedding, bridal shower, baby shower or birthday gift.

DIY Flower Gift Toppers can be used as floral arrangements!

And it turns out, they work perfectly in my home decor too! All I did here was place them on top of a couple of my mercury glass votive holders. And bonus, this is a whole lot easier than trying to arrange them in floral foam.

DIY Flower Gift Toppers can be used as floral arrangements!

I can’t get enough of the cuteness!

DIY Flower Gift Toppers can be used as floral arrangements!

Even my milk glass got in on the action. Seriously, I love when something ends up having multiple uses.

DIY Flower Gift Toppers via Tonality Designs

I hope you enjoyed this idea! Happy gift giving!

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