DIY Wrapping Paper

DIY Wrapping Paper

When it comes to gift giving, I believe the wrapping is as much a part of the gift as the gift itself.  I always look forward to wrapping gifts, probably more so than any normal person might.  I love the mystery and thrill of finding the perfect paper and matching ribbon and putting it all together as an impressive representation of your friendship- maybe it’s just paper, tape and ribbon to you, but when you get a fancy wrapped present- you think the gift is 10 times nicer than before.  So why not go all out?

My male co-workers are well aware of my obsession with wrapping paper and all its accoutrements- I’ve wrapped Christmas, anniversary and birthday presents for most of their wives.  So when one of my co-worker approached me about a special wrapping job, I knew I couldn’t resist posting it.  He requested a graduation themed wrap job {his wife is graduating with her MBA from my alma mater- USC} and I knew it was the perfect opportunity to go crazy with cardinal and gold- and maybe some glitter.

DIY Wrapping Paper

I opted for a plain canvas- using a butcher paper inspired wrapping paper and my slate.  I wanted to showcase USC’s colors without going too overboard.  When I saw the gold glitter ribbon at Michael’s, I knew I’d need to pair it with the perfect red backdrop and found this mesh ribbon like material on my way to check out.

DIY Wrapping Paper

For the second gift, I wanted something that screamed USC.  I used my easy peasy circle hole punch to create the polka dots to decorate the plain base.  A little hot glue, glitter card stock, and a die cut are all you need to make one of a kind wrapping paper that will impress your friends and family.

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