Reusing newspaper to wrap presents is cheap and eco-friendly. Only problem is, people usually think you are a cheap jerk when you use it to wrap stuff. This simple Instructable will teach you how to spruce up your newspaper so people can tell how much you care. This Instructable assumes you know how to print an image using a silk screen. If you don't know how, I would suggest you look at Screen Printing: Cheap, Dirty, and at Home.

Also this is my first Instructable, so lemme know if I can improve.

Step 1: Gather the Ingredients

You will need:
Screen--already exposed with image and ready to go. I did mine by putting marigolds on the screen and squishing them down with a sheet of glass and exposing the screen in the sun.
Screen printing ink
Toothbrush--this just seems really handy for printing. You can use it to put ink onto the screen and when you are done you can use it to scrub it off!
Newspaper--lots of this. Put some down so you don't make a mess. Save the coolest sheets for printing on. I found color pages and pages with huge mostly black ads worked really well. Try printing with whatever pages you like best.
This is pretty, but the people who think you're a cheap jerk for using newspaper are terrible. I knew my partner of 11 years was the one for me when during our first year together I received my first wrapped gift in newspaper because it was known that I hate all that wasted wrapping paper and never buy or use it! I never thought to paint-up the newspaper. I've been using towels or stealing comics out of the recycling bins of folks who still receive paper delivery.
I am a cheap jerk- but now they won't know that until after they unwrap the present. THANKS
Hi I'm from Ecuador. Your instructable is very funny! LOL!!!!
wow, that looks very nice, looks like leaves! thanks for showing, i love this instructable! (favorited)

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