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.

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Posted January 23, 2013
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29 Responses to “Hand Font: Lettered Wrapping Paper”

  1. Chloe Moon says:

    What a beautiful idea!! =)

  2. Such a great idea! And a pretty cute assistant too….

  3. Yelle says:

    So pretty! I absolutely love it! Would be kind of perfect to write a love letter and wrap a valentines day gift!

  4. brett says:

    I love that it is clearly homemade (one “greatest” found an extra “s”) but so beautiful! Great idea using hairspray as the fixative.

  5. anonymous says:

    you spelled the third greatest wrong………. “greastest” lol

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    Sure way to receive a few extra comments? Misspell a word. ;)

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  12. Michelle says:

    Whee! Three things I love – pretty packaging, kraft paper, and hand lettering. Thanks for the tutorial. I will be trying this.

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  15. Lulu says:

    What’s a chalk pencil? Pastel?

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  19. jamie says:

    wow. that is the most beautiful handwriting i’ve ever seen….

    i would die for a gift wrapped in this!

    jamie
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