This fab personalised party crafts post is brought to you by Sara-Jayne from Keep Up with the Jones family. A certain little someone from The Jones family is going to have a birthday soon so I asked Sarah to share with us her love of all things party and see what she could do with this beautiful photo gift wrap from Dom and Geri.
I love gift wrapping. It’s the disguising of a well thought out surprise gift, the excited guessing by the recipient – and to top it all, you can really go to town. Colour, bows, ribbons, stickers – there’s nothing you can’t get away with when it’s gift wrap. It’s totally acceptable to go way overboard.
Imagine how delighted I was to see my smallest little bundle multiplied hundreds of times across a variety of huge sheets of wrapping paper to review this week from Dom and Geri!
More than just a review though, whilst we were all cooing over seeing our little boy in print, chequered across the sweetest balloon covered birthday paper in the world, ever, I had a thought about a fantastic tradition that we’re going to start on our youngest son’s second birthday this July. A pass the parcel type of wrapped gift with a layer of each paper for each year he’s aged. So, by the time he’s four, for example, there will be four sheets of paper, counting backwards to when he was one. I’m thinking I will add a little gift in each layer every year, too.
I’m already envisaging his 21st! The sentimental mommy in me can imagine the faces on my boys as they tear back the layers and see themselves from earlier birthdays smiling back at them!
Dom and Geri’s paper itself is very good quality – thick, soft folding and with a very clear and defined print. No skewed pixelations here! We managed to sample quite a few of the designs and as the paper can be bought in lengths, there isn’t the problem that I usually have with sheets of pretty paper – that I need just over one rectangle to cover my gift and it ends up being a masterpiece in sellotape architecture.
The range of available designs is mind boggling – we love the designs with print around them for occasions like Father’s Day – and the farting one may just be too much to resist for my boys as they’re at that age…. but toilet humour aside, Dom and Geri’s paper really does transform the gift giving experience – and the price is completely reasonable too when compared to quality gift paper from high street stores.
Personalised Party Crafts
We’ve made two little crafts today from the wrapping paper – ideas for a birthday party that give just a little personalised touch to the event.
The first is a favourite in our family – and all you need is a photo frame, mount and some of gorgeous Dom and Geri wrapping paper. Simply trim the wrapping paper to the size of the photo frame and insert behind the mount. Guests can then sign the mount at the party and you have a beautiful keepsake!
Our second craft are little decorated kraft sandwich boxes. Our boys love receiving their lunch in little packages at parties, it makes them just a little bit more special than a paper plate of sandwiches. We’ve used twine, ribbon and card along with the wrapping paper to create little tags which can either be used to label the lunches so that they aren’t mixed up – or as we like to do, for each guest to write a message on for the birthday boy or girl to keep.
The possibilities are endless, and only take a few minutes to make such a difference to a celebration.
I have to say I adore both of the ideas and it just goes to show you what a little imagination can do! We also love to make crackers with personalised wrapping paper.