Late on Friday evening, I decided to wrap the birthday gift... only to find that I had no wrapping paper. Not even tissue paper, which I usually have in abundance. I did, however, have a roll of brown paper, which I always, always have in stock to package greeting card orders. I love the look of brown paper packages (... tied up with string...) but I felt it was a little bit plain for a three year old's gift. So I decided to fancy it up a bit.
I poured some red paint into the lid of an egg carton. Dipped the cutter in, making sure all edges were coated in paint and printed cow shapes all over the paper.
I used some green twine in place of a ribbon and some striped washi tape to stick the corners down. (Incidentally, that ball of twine has been in my possession for years, I use it for everything and it never runs out. It's probably the most useful thing I have ever bought. Ever.)
I also used a trimming of the printed paper and my letter stamps from Muji to make a matching greeting card.
This project is so simple and I think it looks great. It would have been nice to let the girls do the printing but they were fast asleep in bed by the time I realised I needed wrapping paper but I know they would enjoy it.
There are lots of other things that could be used to print with. I thought using a toy car/tractor to make tyre tracks would have worked well here too. Apples or pears cut in half would be lovely and seasonal. Or even leaf prints like the ones we made for our autumn nature table. The options are endless - we may never buy wrapping paper again!
We had a great day at the party too. There was farm themed colouring in, cheerful bunting, yummy tractor ted cake and plenty of party games. Thanks cousins!!
P.S. Psst! Look over there>>>>>>>
I've made the short list!! Eep!!