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The part of the holiday season that fills me with the most anxiety and self-loathing is not visiting family, no. It’s wrapping presents. Things start out okay, but then somehow my corners are all crumpled, there are visible seams because I used a sheet of wrapping paper that was too small, and there are strands of my hair (eww, I know) stuck to every piece of Scotch tape. I give up and start buying lots of gift bags and tissue paper. THE END. This year I’ve got a new plan: Make beautiful fabric poppies like the ones I found on Creature Comforts and plant them atop every present to hide my wrapping flaws.

flower gift topper

They take about five minutes to make, and look how they glow against that simple brown paper! Plus, there are so many more holiday uses for them. You can attach them to pins or glue them to headbands for festive party accessories, you can use them on your table as decorative placeholders, or even make garland or ornaments with them. If you’re looking for even more ways to jazz up your presents, check out some of our ideas here. Cut! That’s a wrap.

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  1. [...] Delight: DIY Fabric Flower Gift Toppers HGTV Design Happens Sat, December 3, 2011 10:00 AM UTC HGTV Design Happens Rate this story Share (function(){var [...]

  2. MizzyD says:

    They are adorable, and such an improvement on those shiny ribbon bows! I don't think I could bear to give them away!

  3. samossie says:

    Gorgeous – I plan to wrap all my gifts this year with brown paper and this will be a gorgeous addition with some red ric rac I have in my craft box :)

  4. Poh Kwang says:

    Forget topping gifts. I just got an idea for our the flower girls for our wedding.

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...


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