Bloom Gift Toppers

• 24 April 2012

Last week I took Baby Gray on what I thought was going to be a quick walk around the block before dinner.  However, the walk ended up being over 30 minutes long (one block mind you) as he could not resist touching every plant and flower we passed...bless his little heart.  In doing so, I was amazed at how many varieties we came across in such a short distance; so many colors were represented and I made a mental note to revisit the evergreen gift toppers idea, but with a Springtime twist.  As I photographed the little blooms, stems and herbs, I was further reminded that nature truly boasts the prettiest color palettes of all.  Sometimes the most obvious beauty is the most overlooked, yes? 

All you need for this simple DIY are:

1. kraft brown boxes
2. Japanese washi tape
3. herbs, stems, branches and/or blooms from your yard, the nearby park or your city block

It's amazing what you find when you look closer...I surprised myself when I found all these pretty plants either in my yard somewhere or in the alley behind my home.  A couple of them might be weeds, but I don't care.  They are pretty enough to me!

When choosing your blooms, try to gather a variety of colors, shapes, textures, etc.  And don't just go for the obvious choices...throw some otherwise overlooked stems in there too for good measure.  You may be surprised at the lovely combinations you come up with!

images by me 


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