Make your own giftpaper

27 July 2012

Last year for Sinterklaas I made my own giftpaper for the smaller gifts. It is a great way to personalize them and when they are laying around in a pile of gifts you can see for who they are very quick. Last weekend I did this again for a friends birthday, because we had lots of little gifts. It is very easy and you can do it too! So here is a little DIY.

I like to do this in InDesign, but I suppose you can also use Word or any other text editor for it. Just make sure there are no margins, otherwise you will get a lot of empty white space on the sides of the paper. If you do this in InDesign (or any other editor) make sure you start with an empty file that is the size of a A4 paper.

Start by typing the persons name and choose a nice font and color. Type the persons name again, choose a different font and another color. Now do this again, with a different font but your first color. And again, with a different font but your second color. I like to do a bold font, then a smaller font, another bold font and than a smaller font again. Make sure the size of the font is so big that the last name is on a new line.

If you are using InDesign you can easily repeat the text over the whole sheet (alt+command+U or alt+control+U for Windows). If you are using any other program just select and copy the text and paste it until your sheet is filled.

And that is it! Now print your sheet en wrap your gift in it! If you have more gifts you can use the same template for every gift but I like to make a new one for every gift. With other fonts and colors.

Here is the finished product. A bit wrinkled because we put some jewelry and hairclips in it.

Photos by me.

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  • Jennifer Tuesday July 31st, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    Super leuk idee!

  • Danielle Sunday July 29th, 2012 at 07:30 PM

    Whaaaa dat is nog eens leuk! Topidee!

  • Saturday July 28th, 2012 at 04:58 PM

    Leuk idee! Alleen jammer dat het vooral voor kleinere cadeaus geschikt is. Voor grotere cadeaus zou je ook basic cadeaupapier kunnen bedrukken met stempels oid, maakt het ook persoonlijker!

    • Shanti Tuesday July 31st, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      Dat is ook zeker een leuk idee!

  • Angel Saturday July 28th, 2012 at 06:01 AM

    Wat een leuk idee! Stiekem gebruikte ik soms gewoon kaftpapier als cadeaupapier.

  • Ilse Friday July 27th, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    Dit is super leuk! Maar is gewoon A4 niet te dik om makkelijk in te kunnen pakken? Of juist niet, omdat het best stevig is en dus niet scheurt.. Hm, ik ga dit onthouden!

    • Shanti Saturday July 28th, 2012 at 10:08 AM

      Dat valt wel mee. Bij rechte pakjes moet je gewoon even goed vouwen en bij pakjes zoals deze is het juist handig omdat het idd minder snel scheurt.

  • Lauradenkt Friday July 27th, 2012 at 09:15 PM

    Wat een superleuk idee 😀

  • marlyssa Friday July 27th, 2012 at 09:54 AM

    Wat een leuk idee! Maakt een cadeautje nog leuker, en inderdaad ideaal met sinterklaas/kerst