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.
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.
- Faux Flowers (a variety of sizes and colors)
- Safety Pin
- Wire Cutters
- Hot Glue Gun
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.