Wrap on the Web: 3 Flower Projects

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A roundup of pretty packages and wrapping ideas from the web: It must be my upcoming Paper & Petals workshop that has me thinking about flowers. I keep coming across great flower projects, so thought I would share three that I think would make for easy DIY gift toppers.

* Glittery crepe paper flowers on Under a Blue Moon Blog: Andrea Paulin uses glitter, glue and crepe paper to create a delicate blossom. Lots of photos and clear instructions make this tutorial easy to follow.

* Rick rack roses on Nostalgic NeedleArt blog: Quilter Janet Stauffacher explains how to turn rick rack into sweet buds. Cluster a few together to create a bouquet atop a gift.

* Layered fabric broach on the Cluck Cluck Sew blog: Allison Harris may not call this broach she made a flower, but I think it's reminiscent of layers of colourful petals. The project is a good way to use up scraps of fabric, and it makes a nice topper because the broach can be kept and worn long after the gift is unwrapped.