Wrapping gifts

How to make birthday wrapping paper with vintage library date stamp

Do you have a friend or loved one who adores libraries? For their upcoming birthday, consider creating a unique and thoughtful gift by wrapping their present in custom-made wrapping paper featuring a design inspired by the date stamps found in vintage library books.

Sparkle tape

I love my sparkle tape. It adds extra pizzazz to wrapping presents. It also looks really nice sitting on my tape reel in the basement.

Minecraft-style custom wrapping paper

Minecraft and Star Wars custom wrapping paper

Every year for my niece’s and nephew’s birthday, I make custom wrapping paper. This year I did a Star Wars theme and a Minecraft theme. When making custom wrapping paper, it’s often nice to work in the recipient’s name to make it feel more custom. The Minecrafter font and Star Jedi on dafont.com are handy.

old yarn, new yarn

Our yarn for the next five years

Instead of ribbon, I use yarn. Every single gift I’ve given the past five years has been decorated with this same yarn. Today our supply ran out, so I biked to Hobby Lobby to buy a new bundle of yarn for the next five years’ presents. I’m very sentimental about this yarn. Sarah owned it …

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Princess wrapping paper and photo album

My niece is turning four years old and she LOOOVES princesses. Here’s princess-theme for wrapping paper and photo album. I wish I included glitter or sparkly stuff.