Monday, December 8, 2014

Gift Toppers: Crepe Paper Flowers

Crepe Paper Flower Gift Topper | Red Circle Crafts

This is Part Two of a three part series of Holiday Gift Toppers. See Part One and Three.

I prefer gift toppers that are something people will want to save after they open their present, something that can be appreciated beyond the immediate presentation. These are exactly the sort of thing I would pluck off the wrapping and stick behind my ear or tuck into my lapel.

Crepe Paper Flower Gift Topper | Red Circle Crafts

What you need:

Crepe Paper (Red is a good choice)
Wire (the tutorial calls for 22 gage, but I just used what I had)
Hot Glue Gun
Wrapped Presents
Twine, String, Ribbon, Etc.

While you can definitely use any flower that you fancy to make these. I used The House That Lars Built's tutorials for Parrot Tulips (large flowers) and Little Tulips (small flowers). [Note: Both of these tutorials are just one part of larger tutorial that uses them, so keep scrolling until you see flower making photos.] I wanted something that would be easy to make a whole bunch of, didn't require too many supplies, and would look good together.

Crepe Paper Flower Gift Topper | Red Circle Crafts

After you follow the instructions to make the flowers, twist two flower stems together so you get a stronger stem. You can cover the wire with floral tape or not. I like the metallic look, plus most of the wire is hidden by the wrapping anyway.

Tie your packages up tight and just before you add a bow, tie the flower in. Once the ribbon is tied, you can move the flower around to get just the right angle. Then wrap the end of the wire around the knot to secure it in place.

Crepe Paper Flower Gift Topper | Red Circle Crafts

I'll have these at my gift wrapping station at the upcoming Holiday Market in NW Portland. Hope to see you there!

Crepe Paper Flower Gift Topper | Red Circle Crafts

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