Gift wrapping is probably my favorite way to channel my creative energy. I started thinking about fall projects over the weekend. While the main gift giving event is in December, you might have occasions to wrap a present this autumn as well. This idea can be used for fall birthdays or weddings, Thanksgiving host gifts, and it also would work for winter holidays. I incorporated leaves and branches from my garden. I mostly used wild grape vine, a few sticks that fell on the ground during our storms last week, shrub leaves, and even threw in a few tall grass weeds I found on my morning walk. I then simply spray painted them in gold and silver them to achieve a metallic look. I let a little of the green remain, as I thought it made it more look more reflective of the changing seasons, but you can give it a fuller coverage if you prefer. After everything was dry, I tied the arrangements to kraft paper boxes with twine. Days later, my gifts have held up well, probably because I only used plants with low moisture content. I really like the final effect, and cannot wait to try this out again in a couple months when the weather gets a little cooler.
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