We are FIVE days away from CHRISTMAS PEOPLE and I just had to share my DIY stamped wrapping paper I decided to create this year. It’s SO simple yet I find it way more personable! It’s all about the raw/unfinished look for me. I’m not one to have a lot of colour in my life, I am more of a neutral tone kinda gal so when I was thinking of what kind of wrapping I wanted to do, this look was 100% up my alley! It would also be such a fun thing to do for a girls night with some wine and appetizers. A little Christmas music playing and wine being poured, next thing you know you’re 3 bottles deep and forgot why you were there in the first place…
Maybe doing it with kids is best.
What You’ll Need:
- Plain white and brown kraft paper (I got mine from Michael’s)
- Any kind of cookie cutter your little heart desires
- Stamps if you feel like doing it with little sayings (also got them from Michael’s)
- Big potatoes if you want to use a cookie cutter
- Any colour ink pad you’d like!
Now, I have never made this before so I was just doing a method that works for me. It may be wrong to some but I found this method worked best without having paw prints and hoof marks all over the wrapping paper.
- Start by wrapping your gift as you would normally do.
- If you want to use one of your cookie cutters, cut your potato lengthwise, having the inside of the potato facing up, place cookie cutter on the potato and press down. Remove bits of the potato away and push out the middle of the cookie cutter to get your shape. That is one option for your stamp!
- place your pre bought stamp or the stamp you created on the ink pad and start stamping
- make sure you put enough pressure on the stamp so the shape transfers onto the paper.
- Start from the top of the present with the direction you’d like it to go and follow that all the way around, staggering it the way you prefer.
- Since you stamped the bottom of the present and the ink may still be damp, place the present on an old towel for 5-10 minutes before placing it under the tree
If you have tried this before or are wanting to do it for this years wrapping, let me know how it goes and I would love to know if you tried my technique or your own!! 🙂