Healthy Holiday Entertaining: Wax Paper Flowers and Flatout EdgeOn Crisps
Wrapping presents sometimes seems as essential to the holidays as the big meals! Here, Katie of Ruffles & Truffles shows us how to spruce up the average gift box – and what to snack on during a long day of gift wrapping!
This post calls for: Flatout EdgeOn Crisps
Is it just me, or does the holiday season inspire you to make everything around you a little bit…prettier? Personally, I can’t get enough of wrapping presents and adding special touches to my home. I always love when I’m able to put together something handmade for an extra special touch. Today, I thought I’d share a fun and easy tutorial for some beautiful wax paper flowers. You can use them to decorate a variety of things, and I bet you have all of the materials in your house already!
Wax Paper Flowers
- Wax paper
Tear off two pieces of wax paper from the roll, in 12×12 inch squares. Cut the paper in half, and then in half again, leaving you with 8 6×6 inch squares.
Stack the 6×6 inch squares on top of each other, then accordion fold them in roughly 1/2 inch pleats. Using scissors, round the corners of each end of the accordion folded paper.
Tie a piece of ribbon around the middle of your accordion, then unfold the ends. It should look like a bow tie! Make sure to cut a long enough piece of ribbon to allow you to tie the finished flower to your package.
While holding the ribbon for stability, gently pull each wax paper layer up to the center of the “bow tie,” working on one half of the flower at a time.
It’s starting to look like a fluffy peony now! Repeat the same procedure on the other half of the flower, then fluff the petals to create the desired appearance.
Attach your completed flower to a holiday package, use as a napkin ring, tie on a wreath or use your imagination to select the perfect way to display your bloom!
Snack on some Flatout EdgeOn Crisps while making flowers and wrapping presents.
We’d love to hear your fresh perspective!
- Do you have any tricks or tips for wrapping the perfect present?