The idea for this series was born when a friend requested quick ways to make a gift look nice before running out the door. Want more? Click here to see every 5 Minute Upgrade post to date!
Today's 5-minute upgrade is easy as pie and perfect for the season. Instead of a bow, use a sprig of a hardy plant as your gift embellishment.
I used a thin gold ribbon to tie these on, but the real impact is obviously in the graceful adornment of the leaves.
I first tried this with a flowering branch last summer, but the buds turned out to be too fragile. Take a look around the yard for something sturdy - a bit of fir or pine, some rosemary sprigs, etc. These branch tips from the park had been sitting around for 2 days before I got to using them.
I used a bottle of wine as an example, but this idea can be used on any present. Let me know if you try it!