Entries in diy wrap (4)



It is birthday season at Casa Shim and we also have quite a few friends who share April birthdays. Here is a simple birthday package for a sweet little three-year old. Kraft paper always creates the perfect base for a package. Add a simple and colorful Happy Birthday label along with three stripes of washi tape and you are good to go!



My favorite nine-and-a-half-year-old boy is turning the BIG 1-0 at the end of the month. I ordered this gift last month and my kind friends hand delivered it from Portland when they were visiting us over spring break. I wrapped the two boxes with kraft paper and created a "ribbon" effect using textured bookbinding tape. I love using bookbinding tape as an alternative to ribbon on my packages. I couldn't find the exact bookbinding tape online since I bought it here in Busan, but you could use linen hinging tape or gaffers tape. I finished off the gift with a label I designed using the pretty lettering font Bombshell Pro. (I may or may not be able to spend hours perusing fonts.) Appah has a big surprise in store for J that is sure to make his 10th birthday the best one yet (more details soon)!




I have a love of school supplies so when I was living back in the States I would often peruse the aisles of our local school supply store. One day I found a fun pack of colored masking tape and although I loved the "colored" tapes, I was most drawn to the white tape! There are countless ways to incorporate masking tape into your daily life (or at least I seem to use it all the time), but one quick and easy packaging idea is to make stripes on a gift box. All you need is a plain box (you can find plain kraft boxes online or your local paper supply store) and some white or colored masking tape. For this package I chose to make the stripes varying widths. You could even write on the masking tape or keep it plain and simple like my package.




Our friends recently had a beautiful baby boy and when I was preparing to wrap up the gift I was inspired by my talented friend Joke's beautiful letterpressed card in bright yellow and a roll of pretty green washi tape. I wrapped the box with white butcher paper and decorated it with glassine paper dots (using my trusty circle punch and Xyron sticker machine) and washi tape. I have a thing for dotty packages and I really love the fresh color palette of this one.