18 September 2012

Make your own wrapping paper.

With Christmas looming, I'm experimenting with some wrapping ideas. I'm thinking my own home-made wrapping paper in pastel blue and purple covered in triangles, with thick white ribbon. Making your own wrapping paper may not necessarily be cheaper but its definitely more fun, original and personal, plus its super easy.

You'll need to have:
     Plain wrapping paper (mine are from Paperchase), paint colour of choice, paint brush & pallet /or/ plastic tray, craft foam (self adhesive if you can get it, PVA if you can't), scissors and a pencil.

You'll need to do:
     Its super easy, start by cuting out your shape of choice from the craft foam. I went with triangles. Stars, hearts, circles, leaves, chevrons would all look great. Stick your foam onto your pin, keeping it central will mean you can apply the pressure more evenly. I used a mini rolling pin (from a kids baking set) so I could do one line at a time, with plenty of spaces between each shape.

     If you have plastic tray handy use that like you would with a roller brush. I didn't, so put a small amount of paint directly onto the foam with a brush. Weigh down your paper on a flat surface. Then, roll ! Once completely dry you can roll up and store until whenever you need it. Perfect for birthdays, Christmas, anniversary's etc.

Tips: Less is more when it comes to loading up your rollerstamp with paint, more will make it slip and stretch out the design, which isn't necessarily bad, but if you're wanting the designs uniform its best to avoid that.

I'm planning on doing a load more over the weekend, along with name tags. I'll let you know how it goes!


  1. This is a cute tutorial!
    I have been trying to think of some different ideas for wrapping my shop packages and this tut will make it easier.

    - Amy @ amylouski.blogspot.com

  2. I've been wanting to try stamping like this. Your paper turned out great.

    1. Thanks!! Give it a go, its pretty satisfying. I'm going to keep at it until I can do it perfect.


  3. This is soo awesome! I am going to feature it in my next DIY Ideas post :)

    1. amazing! thank you. I'm going to do a few variations and do a little post on that shortly.



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