If you’re like me and tend to procrastinate here and there, hostess gifts are often a last minute thought. I scour through my “gift cabinet” looking for something—anything! Well, my kids and I discovered an easy and lovely DIY gift for the hostess that can be done last minute: a DIY watercolour wrap for a flower bouquet. The best part is that it’s an activity to keep the kids busy, plus it makes affordable, memorable DIY hostess gifts with custom artwork from the kids!
Spend an afternoon crafting a bunch of them, so the next time you’re headed to a party you can grab a sheet and some twine on the way out the door, stop by the shops for a bunch of flowers (or grab some pretty ones from the garden) and you’re all set.
- Watercolour paper, size 30×30 cm or larger
- Watercolour paints
- Rubber bands
- Twine or ribbon
Step 1: Cut the watercolour paper into a square. I cut mine 30 x 30 cm for a small bouquet.
Step 2: Set up your painting station with the kids. We painted outside on a picnic table on a beautiful day.
Step 3: Paint, paint, paint.
Step 4: Let the artwork dry.
Step 5: Gather or purchase flowers, and wrap a rubber band around them.
Step 6: Turn the paper face-down, fold the paper like you see in the photos below, place the flowers on the paper, and wrap. Tie a twine ribbon around the paper.
Step 7: Give the bouquet to the host/hostess/friend/family/teacher—I promise, you’ll get smiles and a sincere thank you.
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