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DIY :: Succulent Wraps

April 27th, 2012

plant succulents present gift wrapper wrapping paper template stencil wrap diy instructions idea

Happy Friday, everyone! What do you all have on your weekend agendas? It’s hard to believe, but in Austin we’re supposed to be seeing temps getting scarily close to the 90′s, so I (Chanel) have big plans to set up shop at the pool and stay there. For those of you looking for an inexpensive and really simple craft to put together this weekend, we’ve got just the thing for you. Since I’m a huge fan of gifting plants, especially low maintenance succulents, we created a template (with a little guidance from Jordan) that can be traced onto any wrapping paper, and fits seamlessly around a standard 3.5 x 3.5-inch plastic plant container. And don’t forget: May Day is right around the corner, and I’m quite sure anyone would be thrilled to find this on their doorstep… Be sure to check out the instructions after the jump!

plant succulents present gift wrapper wrapping paper template stencil wrap diy instructions idea

plant succulents present gift wrapper wrapping paper template stencil wrap diy instructions idea

plant succulents present gift wrapper wrapping paper template stencil wrap diy instructions idea

plant succulents present gift wrapper wrapping paper template stencil wrap diy instructions idea

  1. Download and print stencil onto card stock paper, scaled to 100%. Cut out around edges, and slice interior lines with craft knife.
  2. Trace shape (including interior lines) into back of wrapping paper. Flip stencil as pictured above, and trace again. Cut shape out around the edges, and slice along interior lines.
  3. Fold in flaps, and carefully weave through slits as pictures above (you may notice at this point that your slits are too small. Grab your craft knife and slice them bigger.) Repeat on the other side.
  4. Slide plant into paper form, and trim around the top to make paper flush with plastic container.
  5. If paper flips out on corners, use a small piece of double sided tape to secure it down.
  6. Garnish with any small flag or decorative pick, and give to loved ones!

*photos by Camille

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23 Comments under :: DIY :: Succulent Wraps
  1. Brittney says:

    I am going to have to do this!!!

  2. Ashley says:

    If the super cute paper choices didn’t make this post fantastic, then the wooden elephant definitely did :)

  3. This is such a gorgeous DIY idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

    {BESO HANDBAGS GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG!}

  4. [...] this DIY that Chanel created for turning plastic plant containers into something [...]

  5. Mariana says:

    Such a great idea!!
    Love it.

  6. Debra Kapellakis says:

    That’s a good idea. thank you for sharing

  7. Love the idea!! Have just one question…when I printed out the template it came out very, very small and there’s no way it will cover a 3 1/2″ pot. What did I do wrong!!!! The page says “scaled at 21%” but there was no option when I downloaded the template to enlarge it. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Trish says:

    Awesome idea- I love hiding those ugly basic pots also! :)

  9. [...] Then fold in the flaps and carefully weave through the slits. If the slits are too small, simply use the craft knife to make them bigger. Repeat the process for the other side as well. Now slide the planter into the paper form and trim around the top. If the paper flips out on the corners you can use some tape to secure it down. Now the wrapper is done. You can also use decorative flags or other small decorations and your May Day gift is done.The full project can be found on camillestyles. [...]

  10. Love that as a gift idea! So cute!

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  13. [...] This would make a fantastic and easy gift. Download the template and find instructions here. [...]

  14. [...] This would make a fantastic and easy gift. Download the template and find instructions here. [...]

  15. [...] I never thought about wrapping a plant container. What a brilliant idea! This dresses up a plant without having to spend a lot of money on a decorative pot. This would be a perfect and inexpensive gift! There is a printable pattern for the wrap at Camille Styles. [...]

  16. [...] These succulent planter paper wraps are so cute, and are such a great idea for summer gifting! For instructions and wrap stencil download, click here. [...]

  17. [...] Summer is in full swing and so are the parties. If you’ve been on the lookout for mini gift ideas, I’ve got a great share for you – these succulent planter paper wraps are so cute, easy to make, and are contribute to a great idea for summer gifting! For instructions on how to make them and to download the wrap template, click here. [...]

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