There is a page in the current issue of Style At Home magazine with a general how-to on making tissue paper flowers for giftwrapping use. It reminded me of all the flowers I made to decorate wedding cars years ago, and I got to thinking it might be fun to try with plastic.
These specimens are test-runs, thrown together quickly because I was eager to see how they'd turn out. I discovered you need a lot more layers if you use flimsy ones like the white grocery bags I used. The yellow ones made from bags from The Bay have a much nicer weight to them.(Zellers bags are a nice red!) It's a fun project for kids too.
I'll be using a few of these on gifts beneath the tree this year. Our tree lights don't burn hot, but we always keep gifts a distance from them anyway.