I’ve seen Love Actually a million times, but never as a DIY blogger. So when I recently watched Rowan Atkinson as the shop assistant wrapping the Christmas gift in the store for Alan Rickman, instead of laughing I was thinking, ‘Would that gift wrap look any good?’.
You never see the finished product in the movie, but as a DIY video, the instructions are pretty comprehensive. So, with materials sourced from CleverPatch, I set about making my own Love Actually inspired Valentine’s Day gift wrap.
Present, brown paper gift wrap, gold ribbon, plastic sealable bag (available at any good discount store), lavender petals ($11.90 from CleverPatch), rose petals ($9.90 from CleverPatch), cinnamon sticks.
Take your scoop; I used a spoon, and sprinkle liberal lashing of rose and lavender into the package. Grind a little bit in your hands to release the smell, remembering to give yourself a good sniff and not let the scent go to waste.