I love the idea of using vintage game boards and pieces as gift wrap embellishments! This super cool gift wrap idea was featured by Country Living and created by Nany Laboz, who suggests looking for incomplete vintage games at garage sales and flea markets, where you can often find them for just a few dollars. I’m imagining all of the neato things that can be done with this concept, and I’m actually getting a lot of design ideas from this, too.
If you’re not comfortable with using the original vintage items (I know that it would be hard for me to part with awesome vintage game stuff), you could scan them and print them onto aged-looking paper to create reasonable facsimiles. For findings that look like they might be part of a vintage game, I’d recommend looking in the scrapbooking aisle at the craft store. Over the past year or so, a number of companies have started making embellishments that are vintage-inspired, and while they’re not the real deal, some of them are pretty cool.
image from Country Living