Wrapping presents: you either love it or you hate it. We're clearly in the first category, and not just because we have a serious problem with buying excess amounts of Washi tape and ribbon. There's just something special about wrapping up a gift you're so excited to give someone into a perfect little package. Or, making a "I-seriously-didn't-know-what-to-get-you" gift at least appear to be awesome from the outside.
Because our Friendsgiving printables were so popular, we decided to give the people what they wanted. So, Theresa designed these wonderfully graphic wrapping paper patterns and gorgeous gift and treat tags, complete with plenty of puns and play on Christmas carol lyrics, because what else would you expect from us. Print them out at home if you've got some smaller gifts to wrap (unless it's jewelry, send that straight to us). Or, you can also take the files to a nearby printer (more directions below) to get larger sheets. We know you're overachievers and will make us proud.
PRINTABLE GIFT WRAP
For all your tiny gift wrapping needs, we have an 8.5 x 11 version of our wrapping paper that's perfect for stocking stuffers, ornament boxes and even small books. Simply download the PDF and hit print! Your PDF reader might ask you how you'd like it formatted — select "scale to fit" or the equivalent for best results. For slightly larger gifts, you can tape two sheets together using brightly colored washi tape — it's both practical and adds a pop of color
For larger gifts, download the 36" x 24" version. Instead of getting oversized prints made at your local print shop (super expensive!) opt for an engineering print, like those available at Staples. For as little as $1.99, you can get oversized black-and-white prints that are perfect for these wrapping papers. For extra fun, check out this tutorial on Wit & Whistle. Theresa learned about Staples engineering prints when making an oversized mural in her last apartment and has been dying to take advantage of the option ever since.
PRINTABLE GIFT TAGS
All you need is a set of scissors, a hole punch or skewer and some string before you're ready to label your gifts with some extra sass. We had so much fun coming up with our gift tags that we decided to create a second set of tags featuring food-centric phrases for all your treat-gifting needs. Because we're always food-centric.
All you really need is a pair of scissors, a pen, some tape, everyday paper and a printer. Hopefully you have these already (if not, you've got some 'splaining to do), which makes this the perfect option for last-minute gift wrapping. Or as Theresa likes to call it "normal gift wrapping."
But, if you want to get fun and fancy, consider adding brightly colored Washi tape, ribbon, metallic thread yarn or even baker's twine. The black and white gift wrap works well with pretty much any color palette and can be printed on colorful paper, too (MIND=BLOWN!). Katie used gradated yarn in bright hues, while Theresa chose coral, grinch-y green and metallic gold. Anything works, so have fun choosing your extras and make it your own!
Design © Theresa Berens, photos © Katie Currid, text © both, 2014.