How to Create Gift-Wrap Using Printer Paper

How to Create Gift Wrap Using a Computer and Printer Paper.

I like to give and receive gifts, but LOVE to wrap them even more. I like to come up with creative and clever ways to present the gift that are a little out of the ordinary. No store bought wrap for me, but I still love quick gift wrap.

Gift wrap idea. White craft paper with computer printed name using a different color for each letter in the name.

The tall triangular box this gift came in presented me with a bit of a gift wrapping challenge.

If I sat it on its end it resembled a bottle of liquor. It’s for my daughter’s best friend, Julie, who is a college student and a bottle of spirits would probably be readily enjoyed, but I didn’t want to mislead her – so I laid the box on its side.

My original idea was to hand draw the letters, but I only had 10 minutes to get it wrapped so I opted for some

Computer-Aided-Design (CAD).

How to Create Gift Wrap Using a Computer and Printer Paper

supplies needed:

  • white wrapping paper
  • tape
  • a computer
  • a printer
  • blank printer paper
  • tulle
  • glue
  • scissors

How to Make Gift Wrap Using a Computer

1. I first wrapped the box with white craft paper.

2. Next, I opened Microsoft Word on my computer. I set up the page for landscape orientation and used the font, Baskerville Old Face in a point size of 325. I changed the color for each letter and pressed the print button.

3. I glued the paper right onto the box.

4. Finally, I added the tulle ribbon bow for extra flair.

Tada! Quick, simple, unique – that’s my style.

To see other ways I have wrapped and presented gifts over the years, check out my Gift Wrap Gallery.

 

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8 Comments

  1. Loving this. Happy and festive looking but oh so simple. You clever girl. I just love knowing there are others out here that love this quirky form of creativity as much as I do.
    Happy wrapping,
    Pam

  2. That is awesome!!! When they work, aren’t computers the best!?!? Thanks so much for linking up to my party!!!
    smiles!!

  3. Found this featured on Somewhat Simple, and I love it! I’m totally going to try it. Thanks for sharing!