As I work to finish up my long overdue shop updates, I have also been working on projects for a GHU Ideas section I plan on adding to my blog. It will feature different project ideas, using my Felt Blooms. I used Nate's recent birthday as an opportunity to showcase the blooms as gift wrap accents, as well as how flowers can still be manly.
I wrapped the first package with kraft paper and used some pom-pom trim, a DC-3 (the airplane) printed on fabric paper, some tickets, washi tape and two of the smaller blooms from my GHU Boys Rugby Club Blooms.
I wrapped the trim in an asymmetrical fashion. The aircraft is clipped down and the Blooms are simply tucked into the trim. I really love the look and dimension all the layers add to the simple background.
On the second package, I used a doilie, scrap of trim, manila tag, Thickers, baker's twine and a large bloom from my Tropics Blooms.
For this package, I quickly layered up the embellishments and tied them off with the baker's twine. The Bloom is attached with a glue dot. I ended up saving all the elements from this package to create a birthday page for my scrapbook. An easy way to get twice the use out of the Bloom and other items!
So what did Nate think of his gifts adorned with flowers and other frills that usually lend themselves to girlishness? Well, they got a passing grade from him; although, I think he prefered the airplane and Boy's Rugby Club Blooms over the doilie and pink Tropics Bloom :)