How To: A Simple and Elegant Gift Wrapping Idea for Mother's Day

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Mother's day is just around the corner, and hopefully, you have your gift picked out. We just released our Top Three Picks for Mother's Day in our last blog post, and today I want to piggyback off that gift guide and begin another new blog series. 

Every year we create gift guides for Christmas and almost every other major holiday, but we never talk about what happens after you get the gift. You have to wrap it, right? I feel like there are two types of people, the ones who love to wrap gifts, and naturally, the others, who feel like they did enough by even going out and buying a gift, let alone having to wrap it.  

I fall into the category of people who love to wrap up presents, but only if there's no pressure and no time crunch. I guess you could say I get that passion from my Mom.  It all started as a child; my Mom would go all out for our birthdays, Christmas, and every other holiday wrapping our gifts so perfect, and not to mention baking some insane cakes, too. 

So what better way to start off a new gift wrapping series on the blog, than one for Mother's Day. We want to make sure you have the know-how to make your gift to look it's very best, for any occasion. Whether you're just seeking some inspiration, or you're a newbie, I hope to leave you inspired to create more beautiful gifts.

Here's a simple but ultra elegant gift wrapping idea for Mother's Day-
 

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One of my favorite things about this DIY is how high-end and expensive this gift looks, but it's so easy to make. And, even though it is spring, I love the moody vibe of the black paper mixed with dried botanicals and fresh cut flowers. If black isn't your thing, you can mix up the wrapping paper and flowers depending on the recipient, or use this idea for a wedding or birthday gift. The combinations are endless and it can work for practiaclly any ocasion.

Okay, let's get into what you'll need for this-

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Materials

  • The gift, in a box

  • A mix of fresh flowers and dried botanicals/ greenery

  • Wrapping paper
  • Ribbon
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue (you may or may not need it)
 Step 1 - Wrap the gift with a solid wrapping paper

Step 1 - Wrap the gift

Preferably, the gift is wrapped in tissue inside a box. So the next step is to start wrapping it up.
I love using double-sided tape for gifts because it gives the finished present a seamless look, and it's one of those things that can really set apart a newbie wrapper from a pro. 

About the paper - I chose a solid black paper for two reasons. One, my Mother happens to love black just as much as I do, and two, a solid color works best for this specific look because it's an excellent backdrop for the beautiful flowers. 

 Step 2 - Wrap the ribbon around the box once and cut to size

Step 2 - Wrap with Ribbon and Secure

Wrap a piece of ribbon around the box, about a third of the way down and secure at the bottom with another piece of double-sided tape.

I opted for a simple, sheer ribbon that is similar to silk, which is very pliable and doesn't have wire inside of it. You can use almost about type of ribbon, just make sure the thickness is something that is flattering to the size of the box.

 Step 3 - attach dried greenery with hot glue or double sided tape

Step 3 - Attach some Dried Greenery

I used a mix of dried grasses, botanicals, and fresh flowers for this entire project, but you can use whatever you have on hand. There are so many options when it comes to dried and fresh flowers, it's hard to pick just a couple, but a simpler palette is usually better in this case. 

The black paper was already an excellent backdrop for the flowers, but I needed a little extra something, so I snipped some long grasses at a harsh angle. The sharp edges of the greenery look great contrasted against the soft flowers.

 Step 4 - Make a mini bouquet with fresh flowers, dried grasses, and sticks

Step 4 - Create a mini bouquet 

Next, create a small bouquet of fresh flowers, sticks, and dried greenery, and tie with a piece of string. (or you can use florists tape) 

Be careful of going to "weddingy" for this, unless that's the look you're going for. I decided to stick with a super simple color palette of green, a pop of purple, and then white to tie in the ribbon. The key is looking for a variety of shapes, textures, and colors, so using a mix of dried and fresh botanicals and flowers works best. 

 Step 5 - Wrap ribbon around the bouquet, hiding the string, and knot it

Step 5 -Cover the string with ribbon

Next, you'll want to cover the string, or whatever you used to tie up the flowers. Wrap the ribbon around the bouquet a couple of times and tie. You can either knot it, which is what I did or tie it in a bow, which looks a little more feminine. 

 Step 7 - Trim the stems and cut the ribbon, if neccesary 

Step 6 - Attach the flowers, trim the stems & ribbon

Attach the finished bouquet to the box with either double sided tape, another piece of ribbon or hot glue. I had to hot glue it because the flowers ended up being too heavy for tape.  

Next, you'll want to trim the stems of the flowers and cut the ribbon a little shorter, if necessary. 

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I hope you enjoyed this how-to video and post about a simple, and elegant Mother's day gift wrapping idea! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! In my opinion, it's sure to impress Mom, and the best part, she gets a gift plus some fresh flowers- and you made it! 

Stay tuned because I have more posts and videos about gift wrapping your way!  Subscribe to our YouTube Channel or sign up for our newsletter to be to the first to receive updates and news!

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