When Luke was going to his very first year of school – preschool, three years ago now – he was very excited to create a gift for his teacher and he wanted to be involved in as many aspects of the gift as possible, all the way down to the gift wrap. He was thrilled when I came up with this simple idea that he was able to personalize however he wanted!
As promised yesterday, I’m back to share the simple washi tape wrapping paper that my son and I put together for the Colorful Crayon Frame. It’s soo easy.
Cross my heart.
Are you ready?
Before we start I have a confession: I have issues with paying for nice, thick, quality wrapping paper. I’m just way too frugal to spend money on something that will get ripped to shreds in a matter of seconds. I do, however, love the feel of the heavy brown packaging paper used for mailing. I picked up a huge roll at Target for $4 over a year ago and I’m still using it.
After wrapping the frame in the brown paper, I let Luke choose two patterns of washi tape from my stash. He then put the strips down to create shapes (flowers in this case). To finish of the wrapping, I gave him a Sharpie marker (with major supervision) to use for writing his name.
Luke was so proud that he had helped wrap his teacher’s gift that I think it was that much more special for him. The best part is that this idea doesn’t just apply to teacher’s gifts. You can use it for any occasion; just change the washi tape to match the celebration!
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