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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

WHAT I'M WORKING ON: DIY WRAPPING PAPER

I have one friend who every year, without fail, sends me a birthday card that arrives exactly on the day, no matter where I live. I don’t know how she does it, but  I wanted to take a leaf out of her book and make a bit more of an effort myself. So for the past couple of months, I've been making a conscious effort to remember people’s birthdays and to send them a little something in the post. I love surprising people with post, and what better occasion than birthdays?

And to personalize my post a little bit, I decided to make my own wrapping paper. I recently got several rolls of generic brown wrapping paper from my mother, so I decided to take a couple of those rolls and add a bit of pattern with a bit of acrylic paint and the back of a pencil. Might make some more with some simple lino cut stamps?

4 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! I saw a tutorial somewhere where the author polka-dotted a pair of jeans in the same way. Very cool.

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    1. Oh that's awesome! I'd love a pair of polka-dotted jeans!

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  2. This is so pretty! I made a honeycomb print wrapping paper a while ago, but I love the simplicity of these dots. I'll definitely be trying this out!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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    1. Thanks! Loved your honeycomb print paper, it looked amazing!

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