12/1/10

Personalized Name Gift Wrap

Personalized Name gift wrap

Need a totally unique gift wrapping idea this year for your friends and family? It doesn't get more personalized than by giving them customized name wrapping paper. And it is so quick and easy to do. Here's how you do it!

Personalized Name Gift Wrap

Materials:
– Computer with Photoshop
– Color printer
– Gift trimmings
– tape
Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue® (optional)

Easy personalized gift wrap photoshop
Open up Photoshop and write a name multiple times in one line adding space in between each name. Duplicate this layer, move below and shift to the left or right slightly so that it gives a more random appearance. At this point, I put these two layers into a group, copied that group, and then multiplied the groups down the page. Really simple, fast and easy.

Personalized Name gift wrap printed out

I printed to a 12 1/4" x 18" piece of paper, but you can create your own small packages using 8.5" x 11" paper and piecing the paper together with tape. If you want larger paper sizes, try visiting your local copy shop and you can get larger scale printouts for a couple bucks. May seem like a lot for a custom piece of paper, but then again, that's the same price as a gift bag you pick up to put the gift down in!

glue

Wrap you gift. I accented my gift wrap with a string of red plastic pearls that you can get at the craft store. I wrapped it around 3 times and taped it to the back of my package. I then glued on a bow ornament (an ornament I purchase at Walmart for a $1 and brock off the little ring on top). Voila, a pretty and simple personalized package.

Gift wrapping is probably my favorite crafting activity for the holidays, with ornament making a strong second. I've got some more ideas up my sleeve so I intend on sharing more this holiday season!

Until next time Swellions!
Alexa


P.S. I added this to the following linky parties!

BCD 125

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden



10 comments:

Ramsey Revell said...

Love it!!! Always looking to make my gifts more unique and personal...now if only I had some gifts to wrap...shopping time!
Ramsey

Simply Domestic said...

WOW! That is so cute! You made it look easy. I'llhave to try this. I can't wait to look around your blog!

The Dreaming Bear said...

This is so much fun!!! Clever you!!!

Sourkraut said...

Well done! As if the personalized paper isn't cool enough your finishing touches with the beads and bow make it gorgeous!

the cape on the corner said...

how great! love the ribbon you put on there, too.

www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

hungryhippie said...

this is sooo cool! thanx for sharing!!!

radn said...

Excellent idea!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Nichelle @ Vintage Wanna Bee said...

What a great post! Thanks for linking up at tatertotsandjello!

I'd love for you to check out my blog! and maybe give some bloggin' love!

http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com/

Mucho love,
Nichelle

P.S. I'm your newest follower! AND I'D LOVE FOR YOU TO COME OVER FOR MY LINKY PARTY TALENT TUESDAYS!!! :)

Cindy deRosier said...

I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your cool gift wrap! You can see it here:

http://funfamilycrafts.com/personalized-name-gift-wrap/

If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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