this theme, I recently sent off a birthday package to my sister Erin. She adores all things letterpress, so I kept my eye out for vintage British letterpress letters on eBay, and when I scored some, I asked family members and close friends to contribute a birthday wish or greeting. The first letter of their sentence had to match the letterpress letter, thus linking the greeting to the little gift.
I printed the birthday wishes/greetings on scrapbook paper, wrapped them around the letter with the printed/colored paper facing out (birthday greeting facing in), and they looked so cute that I just wrapped them with wax paper and tied a bit of baker's twine around a few of the letters. Have I mentioned how much I love baker's twine? Yes. I have.
I was thinking about the possibilities of dressing up a plain brown shipping box in this same way, perhaps blocking the mailing label or any logos on the sides. Also, I kind of love seeing part of the gift, but with enough of the paper obscuring the view through the wax paper that it leaves you guessing "what is that?!"
I love unique, inexpensive wrapping ideas- do you have any great ideas to share?