That's A Wrap!

by - 5:20 PM

Summer is here! Well almost... I'm not sure when your kids are out (or you amazing, patient teachers) but mine are done tomorrow and I'M SO EXCITED! No more 6:30 AM wake up calls! That's what I'm really excited about;)

I always try to get flowers for my children's teachers. This year we did a group gift for my daughter's teachers and sent them off to the spa, but for my son's preschool teacher, treats and flowers are always a big hit!

I usually get my flowers at Mint Floral, but if I'm running tight on time, Sobey's down the street carries some pretty decent florals. Mint generally wraps them up nice enough to just hand over... the grocery store... not so much. So if you want, here is an easy and inexpensive way to dress up and personalize those lovely flowers.

What you'll need is:

  • A Sharpie or a brush and some Indian ink. I used my kids water brush... I think its Crayola, but I'm not 100%
  • A large sheet of paper.
  • Tape
  • Ribbon
  • Flowers!

If you want to get a bit fancier you can put your flowers in a reusable bag or basket. I use Uashmama, they have lots of different colours and even metallic ones! But you'll need a small vase or mason jar to tuck inside.

Write whatever you'd like on one side of the paper. I use Thank You and just keep repeating it. Alternatively, I wrote out one of the teacher's names on one of the bouquets, but you can pretty much do anything, hearts, lyrics, quotes. Once you're done let the ink dry, about 15 mins should be ok. I find that Higgins ink bleeds so make sure you dab off the excess and let it dry fully.

Fold bottom half of paper inwards, lay flowers on top and start wrapping, or you can fold it like Mint did, into two parallel triangles. Roll and tape and finish off with a ribbon! That's a wrap! Aren't these gorgeous? Happy summer friends!

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