Give presents the personal touch with unique wrapping. Plain white boxes and bags are available from paper and crafts stores, and can be stenciled to great effect. If you don’t have time to stencil, wrap boxes with a light fabric paper.
This whimsical paper arrangement will last all season long and its vibrant blooms are easily repurposed for future projects. Follow these simple instructions to make paper tulips, peonies and daisies. To craft DIY shamrocks, cut four heart-shaped petals from crepe paper, then bind the bottom 1/4 of the petals to a wire stem using floral tape. Gently pull petals apart until desired look is achieved. To make DIY trailing vines, cut petal shapes from crepe paper, then stretch and crimp petals for an organic look. Use floral tape to attach petals down the length of a piece of bind wire and shape the wire as desired. Get materials and more instructions on the next slide.
Keep adding crepe-paper petals to the bud and secure with floral tape at the base each time. Repeat as many times as you wish to vary the fullness of the rose. Continue making paper flowers with steps 1-3 until your desired number of blooms is achieved.
Search the gift wrap, school supply or arts and crafts section for chalkboard paper, card stock or ID tags. To outfit them as napkin rings, cut them into 3-inch wide by 3-inch long strips, then make 1-inch slits with scissors. Wrap the chalkboard paper around the napkin, then secure it in place by tying ribbon through the slit.
If your table runners are too nice for sticky fingers, then give the little ones materials to make their own. Protect your tabletop with white butcher paper; then unfurl a roll of 12-inch brown craft paper down the center and cut it to size with scissors. Supply the kids with crayons, and let them draw while they snack. Once the party is over, the runner can then be cut up into pieces and framed as keepsakes or favors for guests.
The paper plane artwork creates a sharp contrast to the more ethereal design of the St. Frank's Indigo Dots wallpaper and speaks to designer Kari McIntosh's theme of the relationship between the heavens and earth in the woman's office at the 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase.