Hand Font: Lettered Wrapping Paper

Making you own hand-lettered wrapping paper is a wonderful way to create pretty packages that are both easy and affordable. Write a love note to hand to your dearest for Valentine’s day, encouraging wishes for a couple getting hitched, or a congratulatory note for a loved one’s birthday party.

The concept is especially nice when directed toward a specific individual, but you could also use it to address a specific celebration on favors and party goods. Nothing is better than a kind letter of love on top of a thoughtful gift.

All you need is a large piece of butcher paper, white craft paper, or in a pinch – a paper grocery bag! Using a chalk pencil will the give the paper an impressionist look, and a final spritz of hair spray will hold it all in place.

Collaboration for this project was done with my friend Brody, who is an amazing hand font illustrator. We’ve been busy working on projects for parties and home – see more from the hand font series. Photography done for A Subtle Revelry by Erin Holland.

Posted January 23, 2013 29 Comments
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Hand Font: Canvas Gift Tags

Hand written projects bring such a nice touch to the holidays. But, what do you do if – like me – your handwriting is not so great. You fake it! I am excited to share these easy to make canvas gift tags, and let you in on a great secret for scripting your own gift tags and Christmas cards that will have your presents looking top notch for the holidays.

To make the gift tags, start with cotton canvas (you can buy a large amount for cheap in the paint section at your hardware store). Cut out various sizes of tags to adorn your presents. Then, find a great script font that you love (like Jenna Sue) and print out an alphabet onto tracing paper. Trace your greetings, using a fine tip pencil, onto the canvas and follow up with a thick black calligraphy pen. Wow your friends into thinking your writing skills have gotten fancy!

A great trick for your Christmas cards is to print the script out right onto your envelopes (in a very light gray) before following up with the thick black pen for a (faux) hand calligraphy look.

I am thrilled to introduce you to one of the many new series that will be kicking off after the new year. This one I’ve done as a collaboration with my friend Brody who is an amazing Hand Font Illustrator. We’ve been busy working on projects for parties and home that will be coming out in January. Photography done for A Subtle Revelry by Erin Holland.

Posted December 13, 2012 8 Comments
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