Dads & Dudes: Biker Gift Wrap

JUN 3, 2013

Need handmade gift ideas for the dads and dudes in your life? For the month June we're sharing DIYs that are perfect for guys! To kick off the month, Mariah Palmer of the Everything Golden blog visits to share a simple tutorial to transform vacation photos into custom Spoonflower gift wrap!




I’m a graphic designer with a love for textile design and sewing. So when I found Spoonflower I was over the moon with joy. The possibilities are endless!




This year I created custom wrapping paper for my dad's Father's Day gift. I have a very special papa whose favorite activity is cruising the mountains on his motorcycle, so I thought it would be fitting to create a motorcycle gift wrap design and another with some photos of our beloved Idaho Mountains. You can purchase the motorcycle print here, or, use your own photos.

Here's how:

I used Adobe Photoshop to create the design. I wanted to use a few photos so I compiled them into one file to fit on one roll of gift wrap. Spoonflower wrapping paper roll dimensions are 26in x 6ft (72in).



I started by creating a photoshop file with the dimensions of 26” x 24.”


Then, I fit together 3 images to fit the width.


Once I uploaded my file to Spoonflower, I chose a basic repeat, so that the images would repeat along the length of the roll. You could also pick one photo, size it at 13” x 13” and select a basic repeat for your design layout on Spoonflower. You'll need to use high resolution photos for this project. When sizing your photo, keep in mind how your design will wrap around your gift.  

Now you're ready to create your own custom gift wrap, perfect for a special present! 


About Our Guest Author




Mariah is a creative wanderer in design, photography, and style  A nature lover to the core she grew up in Sun Valley, Idaho, spent some time in Colorado and is now happy at home in Bozeman, Montana, wher her laser physicist husband and a smarty pants border collie named Indie.  Her biggest source of inspriation is found in the solace of the mountains. 

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  • Hello!
    I’m Marina from POPSUGAR (http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living) and I would like to know if I can use one of the photos from this post. I will credit and link back to the original article of course. Let me know how you feel!
    If you have any other DIY gift wrap posts you wrote and would like me to share it, feel free to shoot me the links too.
    Thanks!
    Best,
    Marina Liao