I am now seriously hooked on making my own wrapping.
I found it extremely enjoyable, therapeutic, simply precious :)  
So to not get boring with cute pastel patterns which mothers of boys might find annoying by now :P...
I am delighted to share a bold, more unisex fun gift wrap idea.
Comic book themed - easy,fun, for boys and girls or even man and woman!

Ela has joined in this time and we love the result of our team work.

First, lets have a look at materials for this project!

Stuff we had at home, nothing too fancy ;)

Step 1.

Draw some speech  comic clouds on coloured cards using black thick felt tip pen.
You need to consider the size of gifts you will be wrapping, the clouds can't be bigger then gifts ;)

Next cut them out, leaving the pen outline.

She obviously did not help, always pretending to be so tired :)

Step 2.

Cut out a similar smaller shapes from decorative paper.

Stick it onto bigger clouds using double sided padded tape for extra dimension.

Step 3.
Start on wrapping paper.
The easiest I made it's this one.
The cloud on the last photo its not attached, its there to show the purpose of lines ;)

For the second sheet of paper I use pencil's rubber and acrylic paint to make a dotted background.

For the third and the last Ela use cork to make bigger dots.

I love it when we work together but independently :)

                   The first part of wrapping is that!
                                        Leave it to dry...

I then add some red and blue outlines for the big dots and few gold lines using felt tip pens.
I wrapped the gifts.

Step 4.
Think of some comic book words, pick the right letters and stick it onto clouds.
Here you can get some ideas ;)

Ela had some fun again :)


                                    Step 5.
We then stick them onto gifts using only blue tack, the idea was to re purpose it later.
They're simply too nice to throw it away, don't you think?

I cut out few stars...

                                   There you have it!!!

Ela add few little star stickers too.

I wouldn't be myself without making a quick matching card of course :P

                                       Little suggestion of re using ;)

                     I hope you like it as much as we do!
                                   The Birthday boy said
             which is the best reaction I could wish for :)

Today I am going back to the Ice Cream Birthday theme again before I will gather it all in a one big post for you ;)
Here we have a very simple to make and fun looking Ice Cream goodie cones to say "thank you" after the party.
I wanted to make something more than just a usual goodie bag and also match the Summer theme.
I completed them with a round tags which I made and printed out, now sharing it with you ;)

Just click the link below the image!

"thanks" tags

Lets see how the cones were made.
Super easy!

I use crayons to make wafer pattern on cut out pieces of paper before rolling them into right shapes and glued with a hot glue.

I then filled the cones with the treats and closed each one with a bouncy ball :)
I am truly happy with the result.

You can use our tags for any goodie bag of course :)

I also prepared some "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" bunting ready to be print out!

Simply click the links below the images again...





There is a few blank ones too in case you would like to write your child's name.

The actual day of the party turn out to be extremely windy so we ended up on hanging it in Ela's bedroom so the ice cream and letters be visible. 

The blank ones and many more I cut from coloured paper were in the garden.

If you like the Ice Cream summer theme and feeling inspired then have a look at our matching gift wrap here

and Birthday card there