So, let’s talk wrapping paper…
I like the stuff and I tend to have a few rolls stuffed in an Ikea metal bin in a corner of my studio. Paper for boys or for girls… fun paper or ‘serious’ paper… but rolls tend to last for too long… there’s too much paper in a roll, don’t you agree? It gets boring… (I’m a gemini… I get bored quickly) (Unless it’s Christmas paper and then I’m always running out.
In the past I’ve rebelled and bought a massive/huge/mahoosive roll of brown paper and colourful ribbons and tapes. I even potato printed it once. Madness.
Then I went through the coloured tissue phase and the newspaper sheets phase.
NOW I found something else. (Some of you will roll their eyes and think ‘sliced bread’… but it’s new to me!). In Hobbycraft. (£5.95, which I thought was reasonable for what it is)
What you see in the photo above is a book (about A3 size) which contains 12 different sheets of gorgeous wrapping paper folded in 4. Which is easy to tuck away in a drawer… unlike a roll. (and also it won’t be turned into a sword/bat/something to hit your brothers with once the paper has ran out… just saying).
I choose the 70s theme but there lots and lots of different ones
Look at that gorgeousness.
Seriously… how fab?
When you have a present to wrap… or a book… or a box… or fancy lining a drawer…
… you follow the instructions and voila’… the world is yours to wrap…
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Oh sister – I could (if I had but world enough and ££ as well as time) fill my house to the rafters with cute wrapping paraphernalia. This looks like an excellent idea – although I would inevitably forget where I left it and still have to find something else to wrap with. Actually, for family gifts at Christmas and birthday times, I normally use cloth gift bags – and for everyone else there is a roll or two of something suitable for any occasion. My trick here is to buy christmas wrapping paper that isnt actually Christmassy – the current roll (nearly run out) is silver with blue stars and circles. Perfect for birthdays, baby gifts, boys, girls, anniversaries…
Off to check this out!
I’m learning bookbinding and some of these patterns would be perfect!
I like that…….a lot.