Here are some lovely gift wrap ideas for Mother's Day - which is just around the corner!
Add flair to your gift by placing a balsa wood flower on it as a decoration. Balsa wood flowers make the perfect gift wrapping idea:
There are lots of shapes and colours to choose from - wonderful flowers our Mums will always remember. Here is the ivory dahlia:
But you can use any of our balsa wood flower curls to add some brightness to the gift wrapping.
These gift wrap ideas are so easy to make are very unique:.
This one is a nice example of a gift with a beautiful flower topping on it.
This brown wood box is filled with cream balsa wood flowers like our Ivory Raleigh flowers and added with a cluster of yellow billy balls - this is one of the beautiful gift wrap ideas that you can do on Mother's Day.
So easy to do with our small raleigh flowers:
Among the best things about balsa flowers is that these flowers can be used over and over again and will last a long time, making this special moment even more memorable for our Mum. These gift wrap ideas can also be made for different occasions.
Angel Aromatics is celebrating Mother’s Day with a special Mothers Day Promotion - 20 Free Antique Rose Room Sprays for your store.
A great gift for your customers or for a special store promotion.
- Available on any new wholesale orders over $500
- One free pack of 20 Antique Rose Room Sprays
- If you would like a free display - please add one here
- Order must be placed online and paid at time of ordering
- No rain checks, not available on any orders placed outside of promotion
- Promotion valid from Saturday 27th April 2013 until Saturday 11th May 2013
- Free Items valued at over $200. Room Sprays RRP $19.95
- Available while stocks last
- Login to order here, then on checkout enter the gift code "MOTHERSDAY". The Free Room Sprays will come with your order.
This Mothers Day Promotion is only available for a limited time - login now to place your wholesale order.
Tips for reusing our candle jars:Clear the jar thoroughly and they are ready to be reused again.
Finally our newest release the Angel Aromatics home spray is here!
Each home spray is triple scented and ads a fabulous touch of fragrance in every room.
Our Annan home spray fragrance has the signature scent of Angel Aromatics that is unique and delectable - very long lasting.
The Antique Rose home spray has a pleasant scent that still lingers the next day. A very rich heavenly perfume that captures the true fragrance of your Grandmother's rose garden.
Beach fragrance home spray perfectly captures the essence of summer. A clean light refreshing scent of the ocean - fresh fragrance that is not overpowering. Men love this too.
Eau de Fixer (Odour Fixer) home spray has the fragrance that you couldn't imagine your home without. It is formulated using special technology to fight the toughest pet, paint, smoke, mould, and offensive odours.
Your house will always smell so nice with Lemon, Lime and Blossom home spray - a romantic, full bloodied mix of sweet lime blossoms and lightly twisted lemon to evoke fine memories of spring.
Our Melon & Guava home spray has a luscious melon scent with hints of guava that makes a tantalising fruit mix - a fragrance to take you to your happy place.
The Orange Fig & Quince home spray is a stunning, rich and elegant Seville Orange blossom blended with luscious fig and quince undertones - a strong shot of scent that actually lasts and has a staying power.
The essence of freshly baked crumble! Parisian Pear home spray smells like a sun ripened pear blended with warm vanilla and mysterious star anise - real fragrances that don't smell chemical.
Lovely sweet pea entwined with enchanting violet makes this complete floral elegance. Sweet Pea & Violet home spray fragrance is a summer essential.
A delicious mix of velvety smooth vanilla and decadent rich coconut. Vanilla & Coconut home spray has the scent of an Island paradise - a perfume for your home.
White lotus flowers, praline sweetness and patchouli accents make this a heavenly, decadent aroma. White Lotus home spray smells like a natural smelling home fragrance - because it is made from the highest quality natural essential and fragrant oils.
Angel Aromatics has been around for 20 years and our fragrances are distinctive. Our newest Angel Aromatics home sprays have been created with fragrance that we associate with a traditional home. Nothing makes your home more memorable than a stunning Home Spray.
Brighten up your home with our Bright Coloured Flowers
Our Country Flowers that give a touch of charm and class.
Get carried away with our Seaside Inspired Home Decor Flowers.
Our Modern decorating ideas:
This is a stunning flower that exudes modern style.
A clean and streamlined fragrant flower expressing simplicity.
A zingy way to brighten up your bowls.
Give your home an energising boost of colour with this bright red fragrant flower.
This makes an intense and exotic modern home decoration.
Makes a lovely table centrepiece.
A soft and sophisticated look, it looks modern anywhere.
Here is the How to make a Bouquet video - the video of me creating my balsa wood flower bouquet.
Angel Aromatics balsa wood flowers make the perfect flower for a bouquet.
How to make a Bouquet - Materials
- approximately 30 balsa wood stemmed flowers
- a mixture of artificial floristry supplies / botanicals / feathers
- rattan reeds or sticks
- masking tape
- fabric or ribbon to cover (+ pins or needle and thread)
How to make a Bouquet - Instructions
- Bend the flower heads up to make a T shape (with the flower head on top)
- Choose your centre flower (the biggest and most round).
- Using one hand to hold and one hand to assemble, slowly start building a bundle. Work around the centre flower in an outwardly circular pattern to fill out.
- Once you have made the first outer ring of flowers, wrap your bundle with masking tape.
- Add any floristy pieces (I taped the pieces to rattan reeds).
- Continue with your next outer ring of flowers, the floristry pieces then masking tape. Repeat until the bouquet is the size you require.
- Push down any floristry pieces that stick out and make sure the bouquet is nice and even in height.
- Cut the bouquet to the correct stem height. Wrap well with masking tape.
- Wrap with your chosen ribbon (use a few layers for a thick stem) - I used my husband's family tartan then I sealed with pins and sewed it shut with matching thread.
- My father passed away a few years ago and I was such a 'daddys girl'. I really wanted him to still be part of my day so I wrapped on with twine a little photo frame of him - as if he could still 'walked me down the aisle'. if you have someone special that is no longer here, you can do this too. It's so nice to have them still a special part of your day :)
The whole process took me under an hour.
To buy the balsa wood stemmed flowers please visit our stockists page above for an angel aromatics store that can order them in for you, or an online retailer is www.giveagift.com.au (they also sell the rattan reeds).
Why I love my balsa wood flower bouquet
Apart from working here for over 10 years and loving our products, Balsa flowers are the new eco-friendly trend in flowers. They can be used over and over again unlike real flowers that die in a couple of days
Balsa wood flowers (also called tapioca flowers or shola sola flowers) are hand carved from wood. They look like real, intricate flowers, but they will never wilt or die. So you will be able to keep your bouquet forever or pass it on to your daughters!
You won't have to worry about trying to preserve your bouquet as these flowers will not wilt or die. You can also make them MONTHS in advance and customise them for your personality.
They can also be fragranced in your wedding day perfume (or unscented for brides & bridesmaids with flower allergies).
I'd love to hear how you were able to make your bouquet out of balsa wood flowers.
Looking for some wedding ideas using Angel products?
You have come to the right place! I have been collecting files full of ideas, customer recommendations, wedding designer inspirations and just plain fun DIY ideas for so many years, that when I got married a few weeks ago I knew it had to be an 'Angel inspired' wedding.
All images are by the absolutely fabulous photographer Hilary Cam
Here is what I did:
Wedding Ideas - Church Flowers
Being a big fan of our Giant Zulus I decided to line the church aisle with them. The church, St Andrews in Manly Sydney, already is a beautiful old church with gorgeous windows and this lovely striking blue carpet - the Giant Zulus just added a bit more of a Wow factor to the aisles (I'm not a fan of those traditional organza bows..)
How: I hot-glued the giant flowers to blue ribbon and we wrapped them around each pew with a bow. It was lovely walking down the aisle to a serenade of our flowers.
Wedding Ideas - Ceiling Decorations
Our venue, Limani at Narrabeen, is stunning already and didn't need any decorations (the view is so serene, the food is to-die-for and the staff are so lovely). It's also Callum's family (my lovely new in-laws) favourite restaurant so we knew we would be well looked after. Limani has long beams running across the ceiling so I thought some flowers (which are very very light) could just hang and dangle in the breeze.
How: I spent the days before tying our Camellia flowers (which have a back stem) with twine and then the lovely staff at Limani just wrapped them around the ceiling beams. This was so easy to do - but my hands were so sore with the twine so make sure you do this well in advance, wear thin gloves or get someone else to help.
Wedding Ideas - Table Decorations
Our wedding theme was blue so I decided to stick with ivory flowers scattered on the table and I organised a local florist (the lovely Julie from Blossoms in Bloom) to bring in vases featuring blue hydrangeas. The Ivory Dahlia flowers suited the style and were small enough that they didn't get in the way.
How: I hot-glued two white branches together then glued white dahlias on the side. Out of all these wedding ideas this was the easiest. The branches are natural so no two are the same allowing you to be super creative. Plus I know the guests loved them as there were none left at the end.
Wedding Ideas - The CAKE!
The standout of the wedding! Apart from being absolutely delicious it also featured our small raleigh flowers. Callum doesn't like traditional wedding cakes (especially the thick icing) so we went with a chocolate brownie cake (his favourite!) made by Sugar Princess in Dee Why.
How: To be honest I have no idea how they ended up attaching the flowers to the cake but they stayed on and looked fabulous. (I *think* they used ganache).
Wedding Ideas - Table Numbers
With all the wedding madness I forgot to even think about how we were going to tell guests which table was which. So without any time to organise something more fancy I decided to incorporate the Giant Zulus (same as in the church) and just poke them with a florist stick then attach a printed card. Turned out to be super easy.
How: Using some clear florist sticks we had in the office, I just pushed it through the centre of the Giant Zulu flower then placed the table number on top. (We used numbers and names of restaurants and places we found on our travels). This wedding idea was a streak of last minute luck. They held up well and looked quite striking. The only thing I would change was use a more neutral coloured card - even with a major blue wedding theme the blue was a bit too much.
Wedding Ideas - Bombonniere
All of my friends expected something fragrant so I knew I couldn't go wrong with a candle. I originally wanted to go with Annan soy glass candles but we sold out of them in the weeks before the wedding (very sad face) but we had lots of my second favourite - Vanilla and Coconut. You would not believe how many people commented on them. (There were even groups of guests hanging around as the wedding was ending to take the left behind ones...)
How: I displayed the candles (unboxed) on each placemat (which had the guests name) and stuck on our wedding monogram sticker. This wedding idea proved a hit with our guests - they now tell me seeing the sticker and the candle makes them remember the whole day all over again. Plus they LOVED the candles. (I was also going to attach to them a name tag but ran out of time plus would have been more work for Limani in the set up).
Being such loved-up newlyweds we sometimes burn the candle over dinner so we can remember the day.
Wedding Ideas - Bouquets
My sister was my only bridesmaid - and she is allergic to flowers. I was under her strict instructions to not make her sneeze her way down the aisle (not a good look) and that I had to use something 'Alicia' friendly. I had seen people on Pinterest make bouquets with our flowers before and I thought they were a great wedding idea. At first I thought this was one thing I couldn't possibly do, but they were soooo easy!
I made this bouquet only the week before the wedding but you can make this months ahead as it will last forever. (Plus it's eco friendly like all our flowers and can be scented with your wedding day perfume)
How: A video on making the bouquet is coming soon HERE .. I used the stemmed raleighs (as they are the baby of the Giant Zulus in the church) and some artificial native pieces from a local decor shop. I placed the native bits on rattan reeds with masking tape and bent the heads of the stemmed flowers to form a T shape. I started with a centre flower and a feather then worked my way (in a circle) around it. I used lots of masking tape to ensure it stayed together then covered the base up with my husband's family tartan. My father and grandfather recently passed away, so I tied on two little photo frames of them - so they could still walk me down the aisle. A wedding idea with a special meaning :)
Wedding Ideas - Boutonnieres
As I was making our bouquets I decided to make matching boutonnieres for Callum and his best man. These will also last forever... and they loved them. (I tried to steal Callum's back to take it to the trade show this weekend and I wasn't allowed. Hmm .. he sees it as his special wedding day memorabilia).
How: I stuck an artificial leaf (same as used in bouquets) onto a short rattan reed then placed a stemmed raleigh in front. I wrapped the stem around the reed then used masking tape on top. I wrapped a ribbon on top of that and a small swatch of tartan (to continue on the Tartan theme). As the boys were moving all day and never took off their jackets, the flowers looked a bit uneven on the stem so if you are doing this I recommend hot-gluing the flower to the leaf.
Wedding Ideas - After PhotosOur fabulous photographer Hilary Cam and his very lovely assistant Nicola brought some of the flower decorations from the venue and we used them in our after photos too:
I should also note, the flowers were not scented for our wedding. I was worried about the fragrance harming the tables / pews etc plus my sister is allergic and I also wanted to make sure the fragrance didn't affect the glue or masking tape. If you do want to have them scented, I recommend instead using one spray from our refresher sprays on them a few days before - or use your wedding day perfume on the bouquet.
If you have any fabulous angel inspired wedding ideas I would love to see them!
I've worked at Angel Aromatics for a long time and I absolutely love our products. I'm so glad I was able to use them as part of our big day. Plus the guests commented (and are still commenting!) that they loved the creativity of the wedding ideas - and especially that they got to take them home with them.