Especially if you have to wrap something bulky and you only have brown wrapping paper and a few scraps of pink tissue to do the job.
It was our friend Sophie's 50th birthday on Good Friday. With five couples we chipped in and bought her a large stockpot, for Sophie to make her cheese.
We didn't have a birthday card, so I found another way to 'sign' our names to the gift. Birthday cards, lovely and beautiful as they are, either get thrown away or find a place in the darkest corner of a drawer for the next 10 years.
Sophie loves flowers and herbs, so I took a dive into my seed stock and came up with seeds from five flowers and five herbs.
I made sachets from brown wrapping paper and Bert had the responsibility of printing the labels.
For an extra layer of protection I used tin foil to contain the seeds.
The tin foil then went into the brown paper sachet. Sealed it.
I had scrapbook paper lying around (never done scrap booking in my life, but can't resist buying beautiful paper every now and then) and made the cover sachets from that.
Bert made the labels that went onto the envelopes, with the name of the herb/flower and the friends who gifted the present.
I then attached florist wire to each of the packets of seeds.
Wrapped the stock pot with brown paper, embellished with pink and green tissue, lots of ribbons and fastened the seeds at the top.
And there you have it!
The party was amazing ! Great food, great music, a lot of dancing and many many people.
And there was some booze too. ;)
Till next time