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Gift wrapping with vintage music script

There’s something really eye catching about vintage music paper, and I often use it in my gift wrapping projects.

vintage gift wrapping

Recently I bought several books of old script from an antique shop.
You can also find them at charity shops, flea markets and car boot sales.

vintage embellishments

 I have also find perfect accessories including buttons, rusty keys, wooden bobbins and wax seals.

Music paper for gift wrapping

You can also add rustic touches such as dried orange slices, cones and cinnamon sticks, which are perfect for Autumn and Christmas.

 I have used this idea with our brown stitched ribbon for the Country Living Fair VIP bags this Christmas

Music script cones

Recently I did a shoot where I made pretty cones and tied in some narrow red stitched ribbon.

vintage buttons

Great for kids parties and wedding favours…

candy canes

Little strips of music paper can be torn and used on gift boxes.

Autumn gift wrapping

I have done an Autumnal theme here with our rustic Olive stitched ribbon and orange slices

Summer gift wrapping

This one I did for a wedding blog tying in lace, pink gingham and a faux flower

Pink stitched ribbon

Music paper is ideal for any age, gender or occasion making it extremely versatile.  I had a go crossing ribbon and secured it with a wax seal.

Male gift

You can also have a play with glossy magazines too…

magazine gift wrapping

Once you have read them from cover to cover, you can recycle your favourite pages and use them as glossy gift wrap.Vogue wrapping paper

With vintage being such a huge trend, you will see lots of old calligraphy script and music sheets on my Instagram and Pinterest  boards.

vintage calligraphy paper

Here’s a few more creative ideas too.  Enjoy!

Vintage gift wrapping ideas

We would love your comments if you have used any other types of vintage paper in your gift wrapping projects


  1. Sue Chandler on August 16, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Love the vintage sheet music as wrapping paper, teamed with the tags and ribbons it’s a real winner!

  2. Georgina Andreou on January 9, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I have also used music paper and also old book papers and added sage green wired ribbon with a couple of old hat pins looked fab. I wish i took a pic of it. x

  3. Manisha on February 17, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Where can I get these vintage wrapping papers? Plz suggest me any website for purchase.

    • jane on February 21, 2019 at 8:12 pm

      I bought mine from a vintage store. You can always scour charity shops and flea markets too

    • jane on April 24, 2019 at 11:09 am

      I bought them from an antique shop but I’m sure you would find some on Etsy

    • AMANDA CLEGG on October 1, 2019 at 11:24 pm

      you can usually pick yp old sheet music from charity shops (might need to ask). Oxfam in Farnham has a sheet music section

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