Next we made some copies of her artwork. I have a printer/copier combo, but you can take the pages with you to your local copy center and make them for a few cents each. Since they are black and white, it should be really inexpensive!
I made 4 or 5 copies and cut out the parts I wanted. You can also make 1 copy, copy that (to make 4 images), etc. until you have enough. Glue what you want for the pattern onto a blank piece of copy paper. If you’re at a copy place, they should be able to give you one. Lay out the pieces in all directions for a true wrapping paper look. Use a glue stick to get all the edges down or they will show up when you copy!
Once you have your pattern set, make 2 copies of it, glue the long edge together and get it copied as an 11×17 page – you can do this at Staples or most copy centers. It should be under 20 cents a sheet! This size is perfect for a DVD, book, CD or small box!
This might seem like a lot of work, but if you do it once you can make plenty of copies to keep with your wrapping supplies to use all year! I can’t wait to wrap gifts for grandparents, aunts and uncles and my kids’ friends!