This week, we're dressing up presents
with flowers made out of plastic bags.
This way, we don't need to buy ribbons &
we get to recycle too. Plus the gifts
turn out quite appealing, I have to say.
blah: an orange plastic bag
Draw a few circles on the bag.
Cut out the circles and if you want,
make a ruffle on the edges.
Make a few circles out of cardboard.
These are about one inch in diameter.
Punch a hole in the center.
Layer 5 plastic circles on top of each other, then form
them into a cone. Insert the end of the cone into the
hole of the cardboard circle.
Staple the plastic ends onto the cardboard circle.
Reinforce with hot glue.
Flip them over and fluff up the petals.
TADA! You made carnations!
With hot glue, attach the carnation to a clothespin.
You'll see that there are cheerful words
written on the clothespins.
This is all you need to add pizzazz to a simple package.
This can be used by the recipient
for future gift giving. Or just add a
magnet at the back of the clothespin &
it becomes a fridge magnet/note holder!