We all have our own ways of showing our friends and family how much we love them when it comes gift-giving time. My way: gift wrap. Honestly, I sort of enjoy wrapping gifts more than actually shopping for them. Don’t get me wrong. I try my hardest to pick out gifts that will be loved and cherished, but I take great pride in my ability to wrap a fine-looking present — like every package is a special little piece of artwork for someone that I love. If you’re anything like I am, you’re going to love these DIY gift toppers created by spray painting dried natural stems available from most craft stores, floral shops, and even some grocery stores. -Mandy Pellegrin
The full how-to continues after the jump!
various dried natural stems (e.g. eucalyptus, cattails, wheat, seagrass)
various metallic spray paints
1. Spray paint the stems in various metallic colors — gold, silver, copper, etc. Since one of my naturals came white, I left them as-is.
2. Once dry, play around with different combinations of stems to create unique mini bouquets. Trim stems as necessary.
3. Tie together with twine, and attach to gifts with ribbon or twine.