Thursday, October 6, 2011

Way #5: No Shadow Of A Doubt

I am and always have been smitten with silhouettes. Deep smit. They're the perfect blend of classic vintage and graphic modern, which is a combination that makes my heart oh so happy.

I suppose it's no surprise that I love them on gifts too. They do run the risk of feeling a little on the feminine side though, at least to me. Soft and dainty, which is perfect if that's what you're going for, but it's not exactly the kind of package my boys would wanna carry in to a birthday party.

Nothing that can't be fixed.

I modified my 5 minute version and printed out this picture on google images,

put it over a piece of black paper and cut. I chose Darth Vader because 1. Princess Leia is a girl and 2. the other guys looked too detailed and I know my limitations.

"Beware the Dark Side."

Then I found Yoda and fell in love, so I made that too. Especially since inside the package IS A LIGHT SABER. Foreshadowing at it's finest.

"Do or do not. There is no try."

A bit more black paper cut out with words printed in this font and voila. The most un-girly gifts in the history of the world galaxy.


  1. Very creative! I've never really used sillouhettes (not even sure I can spell it) but you've come up with lots of great stuff. Love the Star Wars one!

  2. Rebecca! I bet your kids get invited to all the parties partly cause the moms want to see what you'll do next. This is beyond cool and I will never ever do it.

  3. oh my gosh. that's brilliant.

  4. I must do this for my little jedi's.

  5. ♥ it! I'm a total sci-fi geek...and hubby's next pressie will see this wrapping! LOL

  6. Can't wait to see what you come up with are amazing!

  7. i always love a good kraft paper wrapping - especially for masculine gifts, but am never satisfied with it's plainness. darth vader was a stroke of genius! but, please tell me you used a cricut to cut out all those letters!

  8. Definitely going to wrap my husbands gifts like this!!! Genius idea with the font, too!!!

  9. That is hilarious! I wish I had seen this earlier last week when I had to wrap my boss' birthday present, he is a total Star Wars nut. Next year!

  10. Yep...methinks I'll be using this idea for the reception. Groom is a major Star Wars geek, er fan, and I've been brainstorming for ideas to sneak in some kind of SW touch. A bit more subtle than say, Darth Vader kidnapping the bride, or me wearing my cinnamon bun earmuffs. *shrug*

  11. I just found your site. You are my new hero. srsly. wow.

  12. I know this is a very old post but my son has just been invited to his first birthday party, and I literally got one week's notice.

    I was sitting here, panicking because the child whose party we are going to is a huge star wars fan and the sheets of printed star wars paper are not large enough, plus cost a lot for something that will just go in bin.

    Then you popped up, with good old brown paper, string and creativity. I would never have thought of doing this, but it is brilliant, simplistic genius (and I am not in the least bit a crafts person, so the fact that I find it idiot proof is perfect - no offense meant!).

    Thank you for saving me from generic gift wrap. I have a feeling I will be rehashing this idea for years to come!



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