DIY Engineering Print French Letter Gift Wrap

I am really getting some “mileage” out of the 1872 French letter I purchased a few months ago, and came up with another way to use it.  I love the wrapping paper with antique images sold by Jeanne d’ Arc Living, but at about $14 for a 60-inch sheet (plus shipping), I knew I could get a similar look by creating my own for a lot less money.  I went to Staples and had them print an engineering print for me, fitting two of the letter images side by side.  I choose the 36 x 24 inch size print, but there is a smaller and larger size available as well.  I am able to wrap two smallish to mid-size boxes with 1 page for a cost of $3.60.  That’s .10 cents per inch versus .23 per inch for the Jeanne d’ Arc paper – with no shipping costs.

If you need to wrap a larger gift, you can just have 1 image that takes up the whole page, and you could also select the 36×48 size engineering print, which costs $7.59 (or .16 cents per inch and the width is 12 inches bigger).
Engineering Print French Script Gift Wrap by
For a really small box, like one for jewelry, I had it printed on regular size copy paper (.10 per page).

Add some ribbon or baker’s twine and it looks just as beautiful as the high-end wrapping paper.

Engineering Print French Script Gift Wrap by
I have yet another project planned for this French letter that I hope to share with you soon.
If you missed it, you can see how I used the image to recover a vintage bench HERE, and you can print your own copy of the letter HERE.



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Get more DIY ideas from my Projects board on Pinterest HERE

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  1. Great idea. You have gotten your money’s worth out of that purchase!!!! xo Diana

  2. That is just really fun, Angie! I am inspired!

  3. I love it! That’s using your head and getting bang for your buck with a beautiful result. The packages look lovely!

  4. The ric rac is really fun with the script paper, Angie!

  5. Really like it Angie …
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  6. How fun!! LOVE IT!!

  7. You know…. this could be personalized in so many ways, not to mention cheaper than much of the gift wrap out there. Pinning this idea.

  8. I love this . I may do this for my christmas wrapping too on like Postal paper. That would look amazing. I LOVE this . Where did you get the stamp ? LOVE LOVE sister .. Have a blessed new week my friend..

  9. Great idea Angie.

  10. I have a whole list of things to do with that engineering print option and now i can add this! Love how it looks! I bought document wrapping paper from Ballard….3rolls for $24….that was pretty good I thought. I’ve used it to cover some decor items and line drawers. However….NEVER to actually wrap something! LOL

  11. Love this idea!

  12. Hi Angie, Thank you for the prints, I found this on Hometalk.
    Hugs, Lynnie

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