• UO DIY: Instax Gift Wrap

    This holiday, deck the halls with your favorite friends and memories. See our DIY tutorials on decorating with Instax film, so the season can be as personalized as possible. Up in this post: personalizing wrapping paper with Instax!

    If you're dying to get your hands on your very own Instax camera, then you're in luck! We're throwing a contest with Fujifilm and one winner will get (drumroll, please): a $500 UO gift card, one Instax Smartphone Printer and two boxes of Instax Mini Film. Everything you need to get your instant photo DIY dreams off the ground. If you'd like to enter, you must follow Urban Outfitters on Instagram and post an image to your account showing how you decorate using photographs. (U.S. residents only, please!) Make sure to include the hashtags #UOInstaxagram and #UOContest in the caption field or your entry won't be counted! Contest runs from 11/16-12/14, so get snapping! For more details click here.

    -wrapping paper of your choice (we went with simple brown paper and a classic holiday design)
    -Instax photos of your choosing
    -hole punch

    For bonus holiday cheer, grab some sprigs of pine to add onto your packages!

    For a simple DIY wrapping that doesn't require altering your Instax photos at all, wrap your present in brown paper. Once the present is wrapped, use your twine to wrap around the outside and create a bow. Stick your chosen Instax photo under the twine and secure with tape. (Pro-tip: washi tape is even cuter!) Who doesn't love getting an Instax photo?

    If you don't mind altering your Instax photos, another option for attaching them is to punch a hole in the upper corner and looping each one onto your twine. If you gift someone a few extra punched photos in their gift, they can even hang their photos on the wall once the present is unwrapped, like a cute bonus gift.

    If you'd like to mix up your Instax wrappings, you can use red tape to adhere your Instax photos to your wrapping paper. (Or gold, blue, green, etc. You get the point!) For an added creative touch, taping a sprig of pine onto your wrapping helps make your package look extra wintery and festive. Mix and match all of your packages with matching paper and twine to create a color-coordinated vision under the tree!

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