The Elegant, Rustic and FREE Way to Wrap Potted Plants for a Get Together or for Gift Giving

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A few weeks ago I was at Costco and they had a great deal on mums in a box of 4.  I was having a party the day I was there and bought the plants to give as gifts to those attending my son’s birthday.  I got home with little time to spare before the party {I went with one of my son’s and after I was all DONE shopping he decided he ‘needed’ to go back into Costco to buy something…..OY!}.  Anyway, I didn’t want to just hand the plants over in their plastic containers.  It would just be sad.  Okay…maybe not sad but it wouldn’t look pretty at all and pretty counts some times.

How to Wrap a Potted Plant for free ~ a rustic look for gift giving, weddings and parties cupcakesandcrinoline.com

I came home, put away the groceries and put the final touches on the party food and then went downstairs to get the plants ready for giving.  I wasn’t sure how I would wrap them but then I spied the brown paper that comes in boxes when you order things online.  I have far too much of this paper.  Something about me just can’t throw it away and I find ways to use it all the time.  It’s so much better than packing popcorn.

How to Wrap a Potted Plant for free ~ a rustic look for gift giving, weddings and parties cupcakesandcrinoline.com

I don’t have any of the wrapped mums to show you but I do have this pretty jade plant I got at Ikea.  I haven’t transplanted it yet into a regular pot so it was the perfect candidate for this makeover.

How to Wrap a Potted Plant for free ~ a rustic look for gift giving, weddings and parties cupcakesandcrinoline.com

I pulled out a wad of the paper and flattened it out.  The great thing about this paper is that it’s perforated so you can easily get just the right size without even having to get out the scissors and if it is too wide you can just rip it to size.

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The ripped edges add to the rustic and charming look of the wrap.

How to Wrap a Potted Plant for free ~ a rustic look for gift giving, weddings and parties cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Once I had the right size I got out a Ziploc bag.  I used the Ziploc to keep the water from the bottom of the plant contained so that it didn’t get the paper wet and cause it to rip.

How to Wrap a Potted Plant for free ~ a rustic look for gift giving, weddings and parties cupcakesandcrinoline.com

I wrapped the pot in the Ziploc bag all nice and snug and rolled down the neck of the bag so that it wasn’t visible once I added the paper wrap.

How to Wrap a Potted Plant for free ~ a rustic look for gift giving, weddings and parties cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Next I scrunched the paper around the plant……

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And added a raffia bow.

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Simple, elegant and free!

Do you have any of the packing paper around your house?  What do you use it for?  

 

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