As far as I'm concerned, the way a gift is presented is half the beauty of giving or receiving a package. In past years, I've done traditional wrapping paper with bows and ribbons, but this year I wanted to do something different. I wanted to use materials I already had instead of buying new rolls of expensive paper.
I used old, brown paper grocery bags as the wrapping paper. The plain paper is a great background for beautiful embellishments. I made delicate tissue paper and fabric rosettes with silver glitter centers - they were super easy and look gorgeous against the brown paper.
To make your rosettes, you will need:
Fabric Scraps (tulle and lace would look lovely too)
Glitter or small beads
Step 1: Cut small (1-2 inch) circles from the fabric and tissue paper.
Step 2: Place a small drop of glue in the center of a tissue paper and pinch the circle together to create folds.
Step 3: Layer 3-4 circles on top of one another, pinching each one to create folds and gluing it to the next.
Step 4: Place a small drop of Elmer's glue in the middle of the flower. Shake on some glitter, or glue a small bead in the center.
You're done! Glue or tape flowers to your packages.