The tutorial as promised!
Six lunch sacks, a bit of scrap fabric, some of those white circle stickers that are use to enforce the holes of notebook paper, and a little elbow grease... that's all you need to make a beautiful gift presentation. Actually any kind of double sided paper could be used to make these, but for all practical purposes we'll use lunch bags since that's what I have on hand.
Cut the bottom off of six brown paper lunch bags.
Cut off both folded sides of each bag. This will give you twelve rectangular sheets of brown paper.
Fold each sheet in half making the short ends meet.
Fold the top down to meet the bottom.
With the folded corner on the top left, fold the left edge up to meet the top edge. This will give you a sort of triangular shape.
Now, we'll cut the petals for four large flowers: I drew the shape of half my petal as close to the edge of the top layer as possible. Do this on four of the folded papers. Cut the shape stopping at the fold of the top layer.
Unfold the top layer and finish cutting the petal by following the cut edge.
Make a small snip to cut off the tip.
Unfold. This is what your large flower shape will look like. You should have four of them.
Medium flowers: On four pieces of the folded paper, draw the petal shape 1/2 inch below the edge of the top layer and follow the steps above to complete the four medium flowers.
Small flowers: On four pieces of the folded paper, draw the petal shape 1 inch below the edge of the top layer and follow the steps above to complete the four small flowers.
At this point you should have four of each size flower.
Now take the reinforcement circle stickers and place them around the hole in the middle of each flower.
Stack your flowers according to size.
Cut (or tear for a frayed edge) your fabric into 1/2 inch strips. You'll want one strip that is long enough to wrap around a gift box plus a few inches. The other strips should each be at least three inches long. You'll need about 6 to 8 of the smaller strips.
Using the long strip of fabric, thread it through all four large flowers.
Continue threading through the medium flowers and last of all through the small flowers.
Leaving a loop in front of the topmost flower, begin threading back through all layers of flowers.
Insert the small strips into the loop and pull the strings in the back to tighten loop.
Give the smaller strips a haircut.
Fluff the layers.
Tie onto a package and you're done!