after using old books as part of my christmas wrapping paper, i started thinking about how i could take the idea further. the thought of using whole book pages as wrapping paper was tempting, but the pages are generally pretty small, and would take too long to stick together to create a decent wrapping sheet.
atlases on the other hand, can come in pretty big sizes, so when i found an a-z of the united kingdom (another 30p charity shop bargain!) i thought i'd give it a go to make j some birthday wrapping paper.
i chose certain locations for the wrapping paper that are relevant to j (current hometown, family hometown, uni hometown etc.) and because the atlas was so big, i only had to stick a few of the sheets together. to do that i just chose a double page spread, pulled out the two pages and then used sellotape to align them back together.
what do you think? i'm really happy with how they've all turned out, and am definitely going to use this idea for future birthdays. it's also a really nice contrast to my christmas wrapping paper, so i can pop all the presents under the tree and not get confused :)