Personalize your wrapping paperWe recently needed some birthday wrapping paper but didn’t have any in the house.  The store we went to didn’t have any “birthday” wrapping paper either so we went with plain yellow.  Talia (my 6 year old) wasn’t too impressed with how plain it was, so we came up with a simple solution!

I grabbed her a Sharpie & she went to work!

Personalize your wrapping paper

This is the easiest way to personalize giftwrap, EVER!!

(Step 1: Wrap your gift with plain colored paper.  Step 2: Wrap with a ribbon.  Step 3: Decorate with a Marker. )

Personalize your wrapping paper

It doesn’t require any crazy tools, it doesn’t take any prep time, and it lets your child be really creative!  By the time he or she is finished, you might find yourself wishing you didn’t have to give it away!

Personalize your wrapping paper

And here’s a bonus: no card required 😉

I hope you’ll try this out next time you have a reason to!  It’s so simple and your kids will love to do it, and be proud of their work of art when they’re finished!  (of course, you can add sparkles, stickers, and any other craft supplies you have on hand if you’re not down to the wire like we were! ;))

Heather Lynne

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Personalize your wrapping paper

    1. April 10th, 2012 at 5:58 pm
      Rachelle says:
      These are my favorite gifts to get! :)
    2. April 10th, 2012 at 6:30 pm
      Jaclynne says:
      Great idea Heather!!! I'm trying this next weekend for my nieces 4th birthday. Molly will love decorating her cousins paper!
    3. April 10th, 2012 at 7:54 pm
      Amber says:
      Cute idea!!! Fun for the creator and receiver!
    4. April 10th, 2012 at 9:19 pm
      Tami says:
      I love the idea of decorating post-wrapping; I've done it with the flat paper but never like this! The seasons idea is darling - glad you got pictures!
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