Everyone knows how much I love Staples Engineering Prints…especially for DIY gift wrap. And one of my favorite ways to use them is for Father’s Day. Staples makes it easy to create one of a kind gift wrap from a photo or even quotes or phrases like we did a few years ago. When we made the one with quotes my kids used to say when they were little we had the best time remembering them that I almost felt badly that my husband wasn’t in on the moment. Here’s a look back at what we’ve done in the past using Engineering Prints.
My kids and I came up with phrases and funny things they used to say when they were little. We took notes while brainstorming and remembering phrases and then they put them into a word document. We uploaded it like a photo to the Staples website and chose the largest size so that we could use it to wrap several gifts.
I am always taking photos of my family from the back. For some reason, photos in this way take me back to the moment in a flash. And I love that! These are from family vacations and just seeing this reminds me of that day so clearly.
This time I used the same photo on the right that I used a couple of years ago and a new photo where we recreated it in the exact location which happens to be a favorite vacation spot. All you do to create this is upload a favorite photo to the Staples website right here. In the Staples search bar, type in Engineering Prints and then select the gray Get Started bar. You’ll need to set up an account if you don’t already have one, then select Engineering and Oversized Prints on the far right of the screen. Then you’ll see a screen with a landscape design. Below that select Engineering Prints in B & W. Right below this it will say: Not suitable for photo images. The quality is not sharp, but it’s great for this purpose. On this page you will Add Files (upload photos right from your computer) and give your project a “Job Title” and select number of copies and pages. Below that you need to select Media Blueprints where you will choose your size. Once you’ve added your photo and selected the size, you will add it to your cart and have the option of picking it up in-store or having it sent right to your mailbox. So easy, inexpensive and a fun way to make one-of-a-kind gift wrap. I’ve also used them for graduation and birthday parties!