Whenever I buy flowers for a friend I like to rewrap them if they come in cellophane. Sometimes ,I use brown paper (as well you know!) but I wanted something rather different this time. I bought a bunch of bright red tulips and they ,in themselves, were enough to make your heart sing! I cut a square of paper from an old map and added a layer of red tissue paper. I chose red because of all the red lines on the map itself. There were also green areas of land on the map so I chose some soft green paper raffia to make my bow.
Now stretch this idea further, what could you use instead of the vintage map? You could use a piste map for ski loving friends. The other day , I saw a free map of all the Burlesque places and activities in London , which just proves really you are only limited by your imagination!! The list could go on and on!