How to use Florals and Greenery to Accent Your Gifts

Posted by: Hannah Nowack | Contributor

One of our favorite things to do is to incorporate fresh flowers and greenery into our artisan welcome gifts. Fresh cut flowers bring a gift to life and make the perfect finishing touch to tie it all together. It’s time to take a walk down memory lane as look back on some of our favorite projects involving blooms and greens and hopefully give you some good ideas for how to do it in your own gifts.

We adore the Roses and Rosé soirée hosted by Abby and Lisa of Abby Jiu Photography earlier this year. We had the honor of creating custom breakfast-in-bed inspired welcome gifts and, of course, couldn’t resist using white garden roses as the perfect finishing touch! (Check out more of the gorgeous gathering on Style Me Pretty!)

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Image Credit: Abby Jiu Photography; Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Succulents are really having their moment in the spotlight, and we hope it doesn’t end anytime soon! We enjoy adding greenery into our gifts and succulents do the job perfectly! We recently incorporated some delicate green succulents into a springy custom gift and the marigold ribbon tied everything together beautifully.

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Image Credit: Renee Hollingshead Photography

These organic client gifts for Lelia Marie Photography were also to die for! Leaves are so simple, yet they really make a statement. Coordinated with a lush green ribbon, we almost didn’t want to part with these beauties!

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Image Credit: Marigold & Grey

Holidays are a great time to celebrate and get creative with gifts. We loved incorporating sprigs of lavender in our Easter gifts. Wrapped artfully in kraft paper, this added an organic and delicate touch to this basket.

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Image Credit: Renee Hollingshead Photography

Coming up next is this Maryland-inspired wedding welcome gift. We loved the combo of greenery neutrals, resulting in a lush, soft aesthetic. Perfect for a housewarming gift, hostess gift or thank you gift.

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Image Credit: Taken by Sarah Photography

We are smitten with the greenery and florals on this next gift. While either would make a wonderful statement on their own, the combination of the two took it to another level! The style of this gift is certainly dramatic and adding the natural touches does a lot to soften the overall look. 

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Image Credit: Matoli Keely Photography; Stationery: Poppy & Scooter

We love accenting our custom gift designs with greenery. Let’s chat about creating pieces for your wedding!

#GladToGive // Creative Ways to Give Back This Season

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

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Here at Marigold & Grey, we’re obsessed with both hospitality and generosity. So, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that we’ve teamed up with Glad Products to spread the word about their new Glad to Give movement! I seriously LOVE their holiday initiative to share rather than waste and am so excited to share how we’ve gotten involved!

Last week, we hosted a small holiday gathering and invited guests to donate a coat (or two!) to the One Warm Coat organization. But before we talk about coats, here are some behind-the-scenes shots from the party!

Tons of goodies, both sweet and savory. Definitely more sweet though!

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These little guys were dressed for the occasion and, of course, hoping for some crumbs to fall!
Glad-To-Give-Giving-Back-Holiday-Season Guests especially enjoyed the cranberry and rosemary infused bubbly right smack in the middle of the day!
Glad-To-Give-Giving-Back-Holiday-SeasonNot sure about you, but when I’m the hostess, I’m always guilty of having way too much food. I’m paranoid that we will run out and I way over-buy. This always turns into leftovers that are usually wasted. Instead of shoving it all in the fridge and forgetting about it this time, I got creative and sent my guests home with goodies looking festive in Glad containers!

You might not think that Glad storage containers could make pretty gift boxes but think again! With a little paint, ribbon and gift tags, magic can always happen, my friends.

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Guests got into the spirit and even packaged up their own goodies, to-go style!

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Glad-To-Give-Giving-Back-Holiday-SeasonGlad-To-Give-Giving-Back-Holiday-SeasonThe holiday season is great a time for giving so rather than waste, be generous! I encourage you to check out this meaningful movement and spread the word on social media using #GladToGive. In fact, each time a photo of holiday leftovers is shared using the hashtag #GladToGive, $1 is donated by Glad to provide a meal to someone in need. Go ahead and start sharing, in all ways possible!

Happy Holidays everyone! xo

Photography: Renee Hollingshead Photography

Calligraphy: Jenny Muffler of Just Write Studios

Styling: Marigold & Grey

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