Welcome Jillibean Soup friends! Today, I have a fabulous fun tutorial showing how to make a gift card bouquet. As the resident crafty mom of my daughter's cheerleading squad, I volunteered to create this adorable project as our coach's gift this year. Each family purchased a gift card of their choice to fill up the bouquet. When finished, I couldn't help but think this would make a fabulous end of the year teacher gift.
Let's get started. First, I purchased a few things from my local Micheals. These items included: a metal canister, burlap ribbon, one green Styrofoam block, wood filler and natural wire floral stems. All of these items were found in the floral department. Other supplies you will need for this project include: your favorite Jillibean Soup patterned papers, cardstock, twine, and a hot glue gun.
The cut files for this project include a flower, 2 faux buttons, and a gift card holder.
Each blossom needs 2 flowers and 1 button center in each size. In my final project, I didn't attach the gift card holders to every blossom. I wanted my bouquet to look full and knew I would have a limited number of gift cards. Cut the number of gift card envelopes based upon your needs. I recommend using kraft paper. It blends in nicely with the background of the bouquet, without taking away from the flowers. To start, cut 2 flowers from your favorite Jillibean Soup patterned paper. Then, using a pencil, gently curl the petals of the flowers.
Next, adhere together the 2 flowers, staggering the petals.
Next, grab your faux buttons and some twine. Feed the twine through the holes and tie a bow.
Adhere the layered button center to the flower using a hot glue gun.
The natural wire stems that act as the stems for my project are 2 feet long. I enlisted my husband to cut the wire stems in half. Then, I hot glued the stems to the back of my blossom.
Fold the gift card holders along the fold lines and use your favorite adhesive to secure the envelope.
Then, hot glue the envelope to the back of the blossom.
Repeat until you have the desired number of flowers you want for the bouquet. To add some variety to this project, try varying the patterns and sizes of your flowers. Other ideas include using a clay pot as your base, using pencils as stems, or adding a few butterflies or a little something unexpected.
Patterned Paper: Soup Staples II/Yellow Salt, Turquoise Salt; Chilled Cucumber Soup/Peeled Cucumber, Minced Fresh Dill, Smashed Garlic; Irish Farm House Soup/Parsnip; Grandma's Lima Bean Soup/Vegetable Bouillon
Custom Silhouette Cutting Files
Other: metal canister, green styrofoam, natural flower wire stem, wood filler, burlap ribbon, hot glue gun, twine, Silhouette Cutting System.