How to print your own gift wrapping for an animal lover

01 November 2015

We spend ages choosing presents for the ones we love. So why do we then bulk wrap 20 gifts with the same wrapping paper? With a little extra time and effort you can also match the gift wrapping to the receiver. Check out how you can personalise gift wrapping
for the animal lover.

A bird’s eye view of boxes wrapped on a wooden table. There are also all the parts used to make the wrapping paper, including paint, twine, scissors and cookie cutters next to the boxes. A bird’s eye view of boxes wrapped on a wooden table. There are also all the parts used to make the wrapping paper, including paint, twine, scissors and cookie cutters next to the boxes. A bird’s eye view of boxes wrapped on a wooden table. There are also all the parts used to make the wrapping paper, including paint, twine, scissors and cookie cutters next to the boxes. A bird’s eye view of boxes wrapped on a wooden table. There are also all the parts used to make the wrapping paper, including paint, twine, scissors and cookie cutters next to the boxes. A bird’s eye view of boxes wrapped on a wooden table. There are also all the parts used to make the wrapping paper, including paint, twine, scissors and cookie cutters next to the boxes. A bird’s eye view of boxes wrapped on a wooden table. There are also all the parts used to make the wrapping paper, including paint, twine, scissors and cookie cutters next to the boxes. A bird’s eye view of boxes wrapped on a wooden table. There are also all the parts used to make the wrapping paper, including paint, twine, scissors and cookie cutters next to the boxes. A bird’s eye view of boxes wrapped on a wooden table. There are also all the parts used to make the wrapping paper, including paint, twine, scissors and cookie cutters next to the boxes. A bird’s eye view of boxes wrapped on a wooden table. There are also all the parts used to make the wrapping paper, including paint, twine, scissors and cookie cutters next to the boxes. A bird’s eye view of boxes wrapped on a wooden table. There are also all the parts used to make the wrapping paper, including paint, twine, scissors and cookie cutters next to the boxes. A bird’s eye view of boxes wrapped on a wooden table. There are also all the parts used to make the wrapping paper, including paint, twine, scissors and cookie cutters next to the boxes. A bird’s eye view of boxes wrapped on a wooden table. There are also all the parts used to make the wrapping paper, including paint, twine, scissors and cookie cutters next to the boxes.

Grab some cookie cutters, a roller and paint to print your own animal-themed paper.

STEP 1

Using a roller, apply paint to the underside of animal-shaped cookie cutters.

STEP 2

Press the cookie cutters - paint-side down - firmly onto a roll of drawing paper. The harder you press the darker the outline. Stick to one shape or mix it up a little.
It’s up to you.

Two hands, shot from above, wrapping a present using hand-printed wrapping paper. Two hands, shot from above, wrapping a present using hand-printed wrapping paper. Two hands, shot from above, wrapping a present using hand-printed wrapping paper. Two hands, shot from above, wrapping a present using hand-printed wrapping paper. Two hands, shot from above, wrapping a present using hand-printed wrapping paper. Two hands, shot from above, wrapping a present using hand-printed wrapping paper. Two hands, shot from above, wrapping a present using hand-printed wrapping paper. Two hands, shot from above, wrapping a present using hand-printed wrapping paper. Two hands, shot from above, wrapping a present using hand-printed wrapping paper. Two hands, shot from above, wrapping a present using hand-printed wrapping paper. Two hands, shot from above, wrapping a present using hand-printed wrapping paper. Two hands, shot from above, wrapping a present using hand-printed wrapping paper.

STEP 3

Let the paint dry. Then get wrapping.

If you have extra time, why not
make your own labels too?

Some black and white photos, paper, scissors and twine arranged on a wooden worktop. Some black and white photos, paper, scissors and twine arranged on a wooden worktop. Some black and white photos, paper, scissors and twine arranged on a wooden worktop. Some black and white photos, paper, scissors and twine arranged on a wooden worktop. Some black and white photos, paper, scissors and twine arranged on a wooden worktop. Some black and white photos, paper, scissors and twine arranged on a wooden worktop. Some black and white photos, paper, scissors and twine arranged on a wooden worktop. Some black and white photos, paper, scissors and twine arranged on a wooden worktop. Some black and white photos, paper, scissors and twine arranged on a wooden worktop. Some black and white photos, paper, scissors and twine arranged on a wooden worktop. Some black and white photos, paper, scissors and twine arranged on a wooden worktop. Some black and white photos, paper, scissors and twine arranged on a wooden worktop.

STEP 1

Pick out some of your favourite wildlife or nature themed photos. Then print the images on paper or card. We chose black and white images as they worked best with the colour scheme.

Two hands, shot from above, punching a whole in the corner of a small black and white photograph with a wrapped present in the background. Two hands, shot from above, punching a whole in the corner of a small black and white photograph with a wrapped present in the background. Two hands, shot from above, punching a whole in the corner of a small black and white photograph with a wrapped present in the background. Two hands, shot from above, punching a whole in the corner of a small black and white photograph with a wrapped present in the background. Two hands, shot from above, punching a whole in the corner of a small black and white photograph with a wrapped present in the background. Two hands, shot from above, punching a whole in the corner of a small black and white photograph with a wrapped present in the background. Two hands, shot from above, punching a whole in the corner of a small black and white photograph with a wrapped present in the background. Two hands, shot from above, punching a whole in the corner of a small black and white photograph with a wrapped present in the background. Two hands, shot from above, punching a whole in the corner of a small black and white photograph with a wrapped present in the background. Two hands, shot from above, punching a whole in the corner of a small black and white photograph with a wrapped present in the background. Two hands, shot from above, punching a whole in the corner of a small black and white photograph with a wrapped present in the background. Two hands, shot from above, punching a whole in the corner of a small black and white photograph with a wrapped present in the background.

STEP 2

Use a hole-punch to create small holes in the corners of the photos. Then thread the holes with twine.

A bird’s eye view of a gift wrapped using twine, holly and homemade wrapping paper and placed on a wooden worktop. A bird’s eye view of a gift wrapped using twine, holly and homemade wrapping paper and placed on a wooden worktop. A bird’s eye view of a gift wrapped using twine, holly and homemade wrapping paper and placed on a wooden worktop. A bird’s eye view of a gift wrapped using twine, holly and homemade wrapping paper and placed on a wooden worktop. A bird’s eye view of a gift wrapped using twine, holly and homemade wrapping paper and placed on a wooden worktop. A bird’s eye view of a gift wrapped using twine, holly and homemade wrapping paper and placed on a wooden worktop. A bird’s eye view of a gift wrapped using twine, holly and homemade wrapping paper and placed on a wooden worktop. A bird’s eye view of a gift wrapped using twine, holly and homemade wrapping paper and placed on a wooden worktop. A bird’s eye view of a gift wrapped using twine, holly and homemade wrapping paper and placed on a wooden worktop. A bird’s eye view of a gift wrapped using twine, holly and homemade wrapping paper and placed on a wooden worktop. A bird’s eye view of a gift wrapped using twine, holly and homemade wrapping paper and placed on a wooden worktop. A bird’s eye view of a gift wrapped using twine, holly and homemade wrapping paper and placed on a wooden worktop.

STEP 3

Wrap the twine with the attached images around the boxes and voila, your animal-lover wrapping is complete.