The problem is (with the exception of Christmas), I'm normally so disorganised that at the last minute I throw my presents into gift bags and promise myself that next time I will go to more effort.
Well, with my nieces birthday and one of my friends having her first baby, I finally got around to putting that effort in.
Ages back I had pinned some gorgeous crepe paper flowers, and I decided to give them a go.
Turns out they were super easy.
I made this pale pink and gold one for Emmy's birthday present, and the pink and red one for Cat's baby present (the pink and red was a bit hard to photograph though, I think it looked better in real life). I also wrapped the boxes rather than buying ones in the colours I wanted, I prefer the way the look when they have been wrapped.
If you want to give them a go yourself here's the tutorial I followed. If you do make sure you let me know how they turned out!