You've chosen the perfect present for Mom -- now it's time to add a personal touch to your Mother's Day gift by creating your own packaging. This 5"(w) x 7"(h) x 2"(d) handmade gift bag accessorized with a pink paper flower is perfect for small gifts, anything from handmade sweets to jewelry or bath products.
12" x 15" sheet of paper
2.5" x 20" sheet of tissue paper
5/8" x 28" pink ribbon
3" wooden stick
floral stem tape
You will also need:
Fold in and seal the bottom of your package using glue dots: start with the side tabs, and finish with the tab with the cut-off corner. Push in the center of both sides of the package to form creases.
Make 1/4" accordion folds with the tissue paper (it may take some time...be patient!). Cut one end of folded tissue paper in a "V" shape. Glue one end of the tissue strip to the wooden stick with a glue dot, and holding the bottom part, start rolling the stick to create a tissue flower.
Wrap the bottom of the flower and stick with the floral stem tape, and cut the stick to about 3" length. Tie the bow at the top of the stem. Place the gift inside, and fold the top about 1", then fold another 1"; fold the right top corner in a triangle and close the end with a glue dot
Slide the stem of the tissue flower through the inside of the triangle flap.
Shiho Masuda is a gift wrapping guru and paper artist based in New York City. She has given classes and demonstrations around the city on gift wrapping and other paper crafts, and produces fun and easy-to-follow crafts videos. She is currently focusing on eco-friendly crafts projects. For photos of her work, please visit her website. Masuda contributed this post to Holidash via Seed.