Yesterday, you got to see Sam's donut birthday cake. Today, I'm going to show you part of his birthday gift, and our unique wrapping idea. This is a Kiss "Lick It Up" album that we altered to make it look like my brother was in the band (the whole story behind it is kind of an inside joke - it would take too long to explain here, but still a funny image nonetheless)!
Sam usually wraps his gifts in some interesting choices - aluminum foil, newspaper, or plain paper decorated with sharpies. In order to surprise Sam, Todd and I were trying to come up with a unique idea that hadn't been used yet.
Todd's suggestion... duct tape!
To make your own duct tape wrapping, you'll need:
- A roll of duct tape
- Icky wrapping paper or newsprint/roll paper, to use as a backing
I used leftover Christmas paper as a base, cut to exactly the size I would need to wrap the gift. I then stuck duct tape in long strips to cover the wrapping paper, allowing for a little overlap. My finished duct tape "sheet" was the perfect size to wrap around the frame. I folded over the ends and secured them using - what else? Duct tape!
I then repeated the process for a second package (an action figure and gift certificate, if you were wondering!). I then used duct tape to attach the two packages together, criss-cross ribbon style. When it was finished, the stack of gifts looked a little too plain, so I decided to make a bow:
The whole bow was actually pretty simple. One long strip of duct tape, folded in half lengthwise. I then cut the long strip into two. I made a loop with one piece, and folded the remaining piece into a "V" shape. The loop was made into the bow part with a small piece of duct tape, and by layering it over the "V," poof! A bow is made. Cut the ends of the tails as you see fit (I like a "V" shape), and attach it to the package with more duct tape.