I am a sucker for fancily wrapped gifts. However, I'm also super cheap and not great at planning ahead so I never seem to have the right wrapping paper for the occasion. Enter in my new favorite gift wrapping solution...
All you need is some craft paper (I bought about 5 rolls for $1 each in Target clearance section a few weeks ago) and marker. I used a fancy brush marker I just bought to practice hand lettering, but a Sharpie or Crayola marker would work just as well.
I had a trio of gifts for our youngest niece, Glory so I decided to draw 3 quick, complementary patterns. G's for Glory, 3's for her 3rd birthday and hearts because we love her! For this, I wrapped the gifts first so I could make sure my patterns lined up how I wanted them to.
Instead of drawing your own pattern, you could also copy a quote or passage from the person's favorite book. For my friend Jess's birthday a few weeks ago, I lettered her name plus a bunch of different words to describe her all over the paper before wrapping up her gift. Should have taken a picture of that one!
I love how simple, yet modern this DIY wrapping paper looks and it literally couldn't be easier to make yourself! You really can't mess it up, the more imperfect and hand drawn it looks, the better. Plus, you'll always have the right paper for the occasion with a little creativity and customization!