Monday, July 6, 2009

Flower Topped Gift

This works especially well for long rectangular,
or long cylindrical gifts.
Tissue paper - 2 sheets
green tissue paper - Two 5" squares

Lay your gift at the end of two sheets of tissue paper.
You want about 3" at end you fold and tape, and 4 or 5" at "flower" end.
(better too much than too little. It can be cut off if necessary).
Roll to the end and tape.

Other end, fold over like a regular package and tape.

Stand upright, and tie a ribbon loosely around it.
(squish it in gently with your fingers first.
That way it won't tear when you tie it).
Tie a knot or bow.

Making the rose:
Gently start pulling apart the layers of tissue.
Start at the outside and work your way
around till you reach the center.
You can kind of 'foof' it around now to make petals look nice.

Fold green square of tissue paper
in half to form a triangle.
Then fold two ends in to make above shape.

Kind of pinch and twist the ends of the leaf to make a point.
This is the base of the leaf.
Tape or glue leaves to base of rose.
(tape is quick if you are in a hurry,
and does not show once done.)


Here is the first one I did for a customer.
Just tuck white tissue in bag, put the gift in,
and 'foof' it all around a bit!

Unwrapping Gift
If your friend unwraps the gift carefully,
the rose can be saved and used again.

Have her tear or cut from bottom of package,

and up the side to within 2" of flower base.

When rose is off gift,
twist and tape end,

and put it in a 'vase', or lay in a dish
with doily or hanky wrapped around it.
Now your friend has received 2 gifts,
and you have greatly impressed the other party goers
with your crafty talents!


This is like any craft, and the first one takes more time.
After that they are really easy and quick to do.

I would love to see what you do,
and post it on here for others to see.

Blessings on your week.
barbara jean.


The Tattered Cottage said...

Barb -

What a great idea, I love the dual gift idea :) Your tutorials are wonderful and I love the nest one. Thanks so much for sharing :)

Sheila R said...

Thanks for the great tutorial on how to make a tissue rose... definitely going to have to try this one!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Barbara Jean,
You are so very creative! I remember making tissue flowers when I was a girl but I've never thought of doing that for a gift! Thanks for the tutorial and enjoy a wonderful day.


Karen Valentine said...

Hi Barb! It was good to hear from you. Thank you for your sweet comments. Unfortunately I don't feel like a tutorial is my right to give since I learned the technique from another artist. Have a wonderful week sweetie!

My Desert Cottage

Lisa said...

Super! Thanks for the how to!!
Hugs, Lisa

ClassyChassy said...

Looks GREAT! That is beautiful, and what a way to wrap a gift! Thanks for sharing it!