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Fancy Flowers

Looking for an easy, inexpensive way to dress up a gift of flowers?

Photography: LAURA MOSS

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January


  • Colored gift bag

  • Scallop scissors

  • Flowers

  • Vase

  • Pen

  • Twine


  1. Using scallop scissors, cut several inches off the top of a colored gift bag (available at crafts and party-supply stores).

  2. Arrange blooms (we used tulips) inside a low vase with just an inch or so of water in it, and carefully place the vessel inside the bag. (If the bottom of the bag seems flimsy, reinforce it with a piece of cardboard cut to fit.)

  3. Inscribe a gift tag with a message, and tie it around the bag with twine in a complementary color.

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