When I mentioned to her that I wanted to create simple gift toppers with little bits and pieces I've spotted along the road, her face lit up. It turns out there are few things she enjoys more these days than foraging, so this was pretty much her dream day :) Honestly, I couldn't believe all the little treasures we found--almost all of them within one block of my home. Seattle is just crazy that way. Pine cones in the shape of baby basketballs? Check. Holly in my backyard? Check. Cute, fuzzy berries in shades of yellow, orange and red? Check. We were practically giddy about it all.
For this simple DIY you will need:
1. solid wrapping paper (kraft brown is a classic, but colors can also be lovely as they create contrast).
2. washi tape
If you swap out the greens, tape colors, types of twine, etc. you can really go to town making beautiful gifts. Who needs expensive ribbon when you have a few trees or bushes nearby? :) I promise you that if you start looking for little greens or twigs to incorporate into your gifts, you will discover so much overlooked beauty. It's really a wonderful feeling!