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I saw a handmade wrapping paper pin a while back and the way the handwriting looked on kraft paper stuck in my head. When I saw R4 (€0.30) kraft wrapping paper in the store, which never happens in South Africa, I knew I had to make something with it. Over here we use this paper for the really boring school book coverings. I don’t think my country has realised that this is in fashion just yet and so the cheapest crafty purchase I have ever made happened.

The Easiest Home DIY Ever | Brush Script Paper Headboard ♥ Caylee Grey

I took my nice cheap paintbrush, and my nice cheap acrylic black paint and painted directly onto the cheap wrapping paper. I didn’t prime it first, I didn’t write out the words, and I didn’t worry too much. I just painted. I painted over it a few times to get the words darker. Since I worry far too much about fitting lyrics or poems into a space, I just repeated a phrase. When they weren’t going to fit in towards the end I improvised.

The Easiest Home DIY Ever | Brush Script Paper Headboard ♥ Caylee Grey

The paint I had was probably a bit too heavy for the lightness of the wrapping paper, and it crinkled a bit. I rather like this “effect” and I’m going to pretend it was intentional. You see our duvet? It’s got that crinkle look to it too, which is fantastic.

The Easiest Home DIY Ever | Brush Script Paper Headboard ♥ Caylee Grey

I measured our bed’s width roughly, and stuck it up with prestik.

The Easiest Home DIY Ever | Brush Script Paper Headboard ♥ Caylee Grey

If I was worried about crinkling, or longevity, or how simple it looks, I would have written this on wood. But I’m not. This project cost me R5 (or R4 + R6 + R15 [€1.80] if I had bought the paint and brush new) and it took me 30 minutes including drying. I would say it’s worth it.