I’m going to my cousin Jason’s third birthday party tonight. I decided that as a newly appointed librarian-in-training, I should get him a book. I’m actually giving him my copy of Harold and the Big Purple Crayon. Plus I think this kid will get enough toys as it is.
I brought it with me to work, but realized (I think I’m rusty at giving gifts) that I should wrap it. He may very well enjoy unwrapping the gift than the gift itself. The Corporate Shill suggested using the comics page from Sunday’s Trib, but someone had already ganked the Public Affairs copy. (Archives, people!)
Then, I was struck by inspiration. Where else can you find paper products that are easily modified in an office setting? Yes, the easy answer would be to print out a image of something using the color printer, but I feel that my solution is much more personal, and much more “hands on”. (No pun achieved.)
I made two copies, using two sizes of paper – 8.5″x14″ and 8.5″x11″.
I taped them together long-ways, and wrapped the book thusly.
Update action: Cheers to Lifehacker, who picked up this little piece of craft happiness and posted it on their website.