We’ve got a lot of birthdays coming up, so I thought I’d share my favorite way for wrapping presents, using pages out of my old art magazines.  I’m sure a lot of you do this sort of thing too.  I also like cutting little pieces of painted paper for decorations.

p.s. The deadline for my book material is in two weeks!  I’ve been very busy getting everything finished up.  I’m pretty excited about it!

27 Responses
  1. fridica

    I did something similar for xmas one year (though not with design magazines, simply colorful fashion magazines). It was tons of fun, but I'm not sure my family was terribly impressed :D

  2. Joel Henriques

    Thanks!! And yeah, it's going to feel good to have the book material finished!

    Three Owls – ha!

  3. Holly

    Love this. We do it too with old home made art. But I like your additions of the "bows" very thoughtful.

  4. Lillabilly

    OMG! That will be yet another book to go on my wishlist!!! Well done!

    Those gifts look fantastic. I love using interesting magazine pages and maps out of thrift shop atlases to make envelopes from. The postal workers probably get a kick out of it too!

  5. Malene

    Hey Joel…..

    I am amazed every time I open your page and find ideas for me and my kids… I am a huge fan :-D

    PS: I have left some space on my crowded shelves for your book -can't wait!!!!

  6. Maxabella

    These are good! And, you can be sure that it's definitely not something I've tried before!! Thanks for the great tip. Love your blog, I'm staying a while to look around. x

  7. stefanie

    I just stumbled across your blog via SwissMiss – and I'm stunned, you have one of the most inspiring blogs ever! (And some of the cutest kids ever :))
    I wish you all the best! x

  8. Karen

    I've just found your blog and think it is very inspiring! We recycle the kids' paintings for wrapping paper, although sometimes the amount of paint on it makes for very stiff wrapping paper! We will definitely have a go at your paper city. Good luck with your book deadline!

  9. Anonymous

    Just found your blog last week and have been through all the archives! When I showed my 22 yr old son the post with the amazing dollhouse, he told me that he has wonderful memories of the homemade Ghostbusters firehouse we made together when he was five. So our children really do enjoy the creative process, as much as we do!