Decorate a Gift Box with Flowers

FLOWER magazine’s Jessica Cohen shows how to embellish a gift with flowers with step-by-step instructions

Who doesn’t love creative gift wrapping ideas? For this how-to video, I was inspired by the new book Living with Flowers: Blooms & Bouquets for the Home, by floral designer Rowan Blossom (Laurence King, 2019). When guests come to stay at Blossom’s London home, they find a special treat in their room—a lovely gift-wrapped box of chocolates with fresh flowers tucked into the bow.

You can use this fun gift-wrapping idea for Mother’s Day, a bridal shower, or your best friend’s birthday. All you need is beautiful wrapping paper, an assortment of fresh blooms, and ribbon. I found sheets of fine paper at Paper Source and chose large peonies, gloriosa lilies, and scabiosa for my flowers. The satin ribbon came from my craft box; I like to keep and reuse ribbon from past gifts.

This easy project adds the perfect floral touch to any gift. Plus, the recipient gets to keep the flowers and can create a sweet petite bouquet.

How to Decorate a Gift with Flowers


  • Peonies
  • Gloriosa Lilies
  • Scabiosas
  • Fine Paper
  • Scissors
  • Clippers
  • Ribbon

Photo of table with all the materials to decorate a gift box with flowers

Floral design and video production by Jessica Cohen | Location provided by AmericasMart | Vases provided by Accent Décor | Flowers provided by Cut Flower Wholesale | Inspiration from Living with Flowers: Blooms & Bouquets for the Home by Rowan Blossom (Laurence King, 2019)

Living with Flowers book cover