This year, our family was inspired to make our own wrapping paper for all our Christmas presents. It seemed silly to buy some when we already had yards and yards of kraft paper in our art supply closet just waiting to be turned into festive gift wrap. I love the natural handmade look, and my kids are so proud to give presents they wrapped themselves!
There’s nothing cuter than little hands and feet! And my kids love to make handprints. Just brush on washable paint with a foam brush and help your child press their hand on the paper. We’ll be using this personalized gift wrap for all the gifts to the grandparents.
PINE NEEDLE STARS
Use a little bit of your holiday greenery to create a fun star pattern. Dip the pine needles in a little cup of paint, then press on the paper to form a star. Try different pieces to vary the pattern.
COOKIE CUTTER PRINTS
Dip holiday cookie cutters in paint to create a pretty design. Pour some paint onto a paper plate and dip the cookie cutter in the paint. For a thicker line, use the rounded side of the cookie cutter.
ROLLING PIN STAMPS
Foam stickers on a rolling pin create a beautiful snowy pattern! Stick self-adhesive foam stickers onto a rolling pin, then brush paint onto the stickers with a foam brush. Slowly roll the rolling pin along the paper to make a pattern.
FOAM STICKER STAMPS
Kids can make their own stamp by placing a foam sticker onto a wooden block. Use any shape you like, or cut your own! Use a foam brush to apply the paint to the sticker, then stamp on the paper.
You can even use the same technique to decorate ribbons.
I hope you enjoy creating your own unique gift wrap. Tell us your favorite technique in the comments!