Yesterday's crafty project was a bit of special gift-wrapping for a friend's birthday...
We bought her a few gifts, and I potted up some flowers from my little garden and made up a little basket to put them in. I wrapped the pots in bubble-wrap and tape so they could nestle among the other presents without getting them dirty or wet, and added some paper cut-outs on cocktail sticks for a bit of extra decoration:
I love to give plants as gifts (especially home grown ones) but they can be so awkward to wrap, so I am a bit in love with this idea. The butterflies look so pretty and are so simple to make: I made mine with sugar paper (construction paper), this template printed out at 50%, and stuck them to a wooden cocktail stick with a bit of clear tape.
You can of course use any silhouette you fancy, or more colourful images like butterflies from digital collage sheets like these great ones from Piddix (how amazing would a simple house-warming plant look with a grouping of those butterflies fluttering among its leaves?)
Please feel free to borrow one or two photos if you want to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to the original source, and do not reproduce my entire post on your site. Thanks!