Project

Potted Amaryllis Gift Wrap

Use these crepe-paper wraps -- inspired by amaryllis petals -- to dress up amaryllis plants you give as presents. They will cover the plain plastic pots and serve as gift wrap.

Potted Amaryllis Gift Wrap

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

Resources: Crepe paper in Light Pink (CR9), Gentle Pink (CR10), White (CR16), Dark Red (CR8), Pale Pink (CR27), and Light Pink (CR26), from Roze, similar from D. Blumchen & Co.

materials

  • Thick crepe paper in pink, red, or white

  • Acrylic paint in pink or red

  • Small paintbrush

  • Card stock

  • Double-sided tape

  • Ribbon

steps

  1. Cut a band of crepe paper in desired color that is about 1 inch taller than the amaryllis pot and not quite long enough to wrap all the way around the pot (it will be stretched to fit later). Ours was a 6-inch-diameter pot, the size most amaryllis bulbs are sold in; we cut our paper to 6 by 14 1/2 inches.

  2. Water down paint slightly until it's a bit runny. Stand crepe paper on its side, as shown. Using paintbrush, dab paint along top edge of crepe paper. Let dry. Repeat on opposite edge, and let dry.

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  3. Gently stretch crepe paper along painted edges, creating a ruffled appearance. Cut a band of card stock that is about 1/2 inch taller than the amaryllis pot and long enough to wrap around it with an overlap. Ours was 5 by 19 1/2 inches.

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  4. Wrap the card-stock cuff around the potted plant, and secure with double-sided tape. Gently stretch crepe paper at sides, and wrap it around card stock; secure at overlap with double-sided tape.

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  5. Wrap ribbon around crepe paper, and tie a bow. Tie a gift tag to stem of plant if desired.

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