DIY Paper Flowers

Every Christmas I like to get in a couple of DIY projects and this year I went paper flower crazy!  It started with updating the wall above our dining table.  I made this wreath you saw here above the Thanksgiving table.  Then for Christmas, I morphed the wreath into a giant peace sign to compliment the marquee letters you saw here yesterday.  Finally, I decided that the flowers would make adorable bows for gifts.

Naturally, I had to pretty all my packages.  Like last year, I stuck to simple wrapping patterns, plain kraft paper, polka dotted kraft paper (I bought mine from Target a while back, but here's a great DIY tutorial) and added some shine with foil wood-grain paper, also from Target.  And each box is dressed with a flower and a hand embossed velvet ribbon for a tag (tutorial here).  I hope the recipients love them as much as I do.

Click below to learn to craft your own tissue paper flowers.