It was the baptism of my friend’s second daughter. I already had a gift but the place where I bought my gift did not sell gift wrapping paper or gift boxes. Good thing, it was near a fabric store so I bought 2 meters of ribbon there for P4.00/meter.
I decided to create a customized wrapping paper by printing the baby’s name on a colored typewriting paper. I found few pieces in my files. I originally decided to use plain white bond paper but changed my mind when I found specialty paper with a light pink tint.
I typed the baby’s name repeatedly and printed it on the paper.
I used the paper to wrap the box which contained my gift. I tied a ribbon over it. Voila!
I need to use tape to fasten the three sheets of paper. I decided to use these tapes I bought a year ago for P25/batch.
The yellow tape caught my attention. Probably because it is the only yellow in the batch.
Hmm, I think I ruined my gift design. Ha! The party was for the baby so I hope the whimsical tape was understandable. I also realized that I forgot to put my name on the gift. I hope my friend was able to figure out that the gift was from me.
The giveaway during the party was a cupcake.
Not a real cupcake though. It is a hand towel that is shaped into a cupcake. Cute. I don’t think I will ever use that hand towel. I don’t want to ruin the design. 😀
There are other ways of wrapping gifts. Start collecting the comics pages of the newspaper or colorful pages from a magazine. Christmas is near!
Here are some ideas from Pinterest.
Source: marthastewart.com via Ashlene on Pinterest
Source: realsimple.com via Donna on Pinterest
Source: bakedbyjoanna.com via Jill on Pinterest
great idea Kat! I love it!
Nice one! The tape is a little off nga, but it still matched the theme of yellow and pink. 🙂 I myself use pages from old glossy magazines as gift wrappers. I usually tear off and compile recipes and worthwhile articles so other pages get recycled as wrappers. 🙂
Hehe, i know!
love the idea. maybe i should try it. i can use the colorful magazine papers at home and buy a metallic ribbon or something.
Hey, thank you for this! What a cool idea. It looks so pretty too!
Wow these ideas are great! I also try different things to come up with personalized wrapping ideas.
This is definitely a great idea!! Personalized and recycling materials help a lot! Thanks for sharing this thought!
Very cute indeed! I too sometimes make a printing myself for wrapping a gift. Ribbons and all those cute stickers make everything looks beautiful!
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These are great gift wrapping ideas. I did this a few years ago and I try to use recycled things to wrap gifts every Christmas.
wow! i never thought how cool this would look like. and more personalized too!
thanks for sharing these ideas… will be handy for the coming Christmas season 🙂
An excellent idea. I was just thinking that with the name on the wrapper like that, there’s no need for a card hehehe. You definitely know to whom the gift is for 🙂
nice one, cool idea.. I might try this to save some..:)
Love your DIY wrapping paper. Such a neat idea and it really saves $$
Great idea especially this Christmas season. 🙂
that was neat…you give me some idea for gift wrapping
That will really saves you a lot at the gift wrap was so personalized. That was a great idea.
Hey very creative! And you actually gave me an idea. Will do this!!! Thanks! 😀
I love the gift wrapper you’ve used! I like your idea, must use it this coming Christmas!! <3
bigla akong naexcite for xmas… na despite my hectic annual closing e i wanna be maarte with gift wrapping this time… 🙂
Uy, baka ayaw na nilang buksan sa ganda ng gift mo. 😀
Nice DIY 🙂 I want to see more pa.
Sana I can’t think of more ways to wrap gifts. I will definitely share them 😀
This is a great idea. I will do this for Christmas too
Great ideas! And very economical, too. I like the customized look with the celebrator’s name printed on it.
I prefer your idea. I will use that idea for my next gift 🙂 Thanks for sharing it.
nice idea. cheap and neat.
Whenever I need to gift wrap something and don’t have any wrapper lying around the house, i also just print out one. Usually I’ll google a pattern that fit for the occassion. But nice idea with using her name. makes it more personal.
i used to do this during holidays.. haha saves me from buying wrappers and i am eco friendly..
brilliant idea! I’m beginning to love blogging I’m learning new ideas all the time. Thanks for sharing
I like the cartoon section of the newspaper the most. Recycling and creativity at work!
nice DIY idea
thanks for this Miss Kat. Now, I have more ideas on how to wrap my gifts! 🙂
You’re welcome, Tet!
Newspapers and comics as wrapper, I thought of that before. But the customized, NEVER! I sooo love your idea. Thank you.
I hope you get to try it, Verna. 😀
The tapes are cute, pero hindi bagay hehehe, I still prefer the transparent tape. hehe
Haha. I know! Pinilit ko. 😀
crafting and DIY projects are always practical! 🙂 Kudos! 🙂 Nice idea!
Like the wrapping paper. Something different. You know I even wrapped gifts in newspapers using the comic page some years back just to make it different 🙂
No need to buy too much for the gift wraps. It’s so creative.
Ang galing ng idea mo, and the execution was great too! I would appreciate a gift wrapped that way kung ako nakatanggap nun 🙂
Nice idea for those who wants to save in gift wrapping…
very nice… could try this out! … and I like the “cupcake”
The customized gift wrapper is awesome. You gave me an idea on what to do with my scrap papers at home.
This is such a good idea. I used to wrap gifts in newspaper back then. Papemelrotti inspired 🙂
Great idea! Thank you for sharing!
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