The holidays are expensive, but this chic set of gaming inspired printable wrapping paper will help you cut costs in a fashionable way. If you're giving lots of gifts with pixelated beginnings, like mobile devices and gaming consoles, then this free paper from Mini Eco is a must. MiniEco is a wonderful blog run by the stylish and talented Kate Lilley. (See the Apartment Therapy profile of her here!) Her blog is a constant source of printable inspiration - which is perfect for nerds like me who love an easy DIY that can be completed in an afternoon. That's why these papers are so perfect.
The printable wrapping papers are simple, downloadable PDFs that come in a wide range of designs. Any standard printer should be able to handle the job. Her gray designs come in four cool patterns including Space Invaders, Reindeer or crowns. She's also done a set in black with one design featuring one of my favorite villains of all time: Pac Man Ghosts.
If you still haven't figured out your holiday cards, then also her recent post on how to make cut out cards. They have a definite 8bit feeling to them and are sure to stand out from the store bought designs.
Liz is a writer and filmmaker from Minneapolis. She was nominated for a Webby and won an Emmy for Science of Watchmen, a documentary short about the physics in the comic book movie. She’s a tech obsessive, verified nerd and total Anglophile.
Read more from Elizabeth »