DIY Wrapping Paper

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DIY Wrapping Paper

Save money and make wrapping paper at home with a few inexpensive supplies. Wow gift recipients with their beautifully wrapped gifts, reduce the environmental impact, engage the whole family, and have fun in the process. There are countless ideas for making homemade wrapping paper, ranging from potato stamping to photo collage paper. Choose a single idea that is most appealing, or try out several different ideas and experiment to find the perfect unique gift wrap. When using glue or paint to create wrapping paper, consumers should always leave the paper to dry thoroughly before moving onto the next step. Whatever the occasion, shoppers can get creative and make attractive wrapping paper at home with very little effort.

Brown Paper DIY Wrapping Paper

Brown paper is inexpensive and usually less harmful to the environment, with most rolls being made from recycled paper. Brown paper costs considerably less than standard wrapping paper and is a great item for encouraging consumers to make beautiful, unique present wrapping at home. With some shops providing paper bags for holding purchased products, consumers can make further savings by using brown paper bags as present wrapping.

Potato Stamping

Potato stamping is a fun and easy craft that allows consumers to create fabulous designs on their brown paper. This is also a fantastic craft to do with children, encouraging their creativity and getting them in the festive spirit. Take a potato and cut it in half. Stand the cut sides downwards on kitchen roll to absorb any excess moisture. While the kitchen roll absorbs the liquid, draw a festive template on a piece of card, small enough to fit on the surface of the potato. For example, a star, a Santa hat, a Christmas tree, or holly leaves.

Cut out the template and lay it on the cut side of the potato. Draw or indent around the template using a pencil.. Remove the template and carefully carve away the potato surrounding the shape, to about 1.25 cm deep. Dab the stamp in poster paint and wipe off any excess. Firmly place the stamp onto the brown paper and then lift it away. Repeat the paint dipping and stamping process over the surface of the paper. Once finished, set the paper aside to dry. This creates inexpensive wrapping paper quickly and easily and provides a fun festive craft for children.

String and Ribbon

Using string and ribbon are incredibly simple ways of dressing plain brown paper for low-cost gift wrapping with a vintage-inspired look. Consumers can further embellish the plain wrapping with ribbon flowers or bows.

Paint Splatter Paper

Paint splattering is great fun for adults and children alike and makes for unique wrapping paper. Lay plenty of newspaper to protect the work area and unroll a reel of brown paper. Lay out bowls or containers and fill each one with different coloured poster paints.. Add one paintbrush to each bowl. Load the paintbrush with paint and flick it toward the paper. Change colours as often as necessary and set aside to dry.

Type of Wrapping Paper

Items Required

Potato Stamping

Brown paper

Potato

Kitchen roll

Poster paint

Pencil

String and Ribbon

Brown paper

String

Ribbon

Paint Splatter Paper

Brown paper

Newspaper

Poster paint

Paintbrush

Bowls

Washi Tape Wrapping Paper

Washi tape is a type of sticky tape available in an array of colours. It is also reusable, so is very cost effective when it comes to making homemade wrapping paper. Choose a selection of washi tape colours and have them to hand, along with a few sheets of plain paper and a pair of scissors. Arrange the tape on the paper into any design, such as geometric patterns like squares or stripes, or create stars, houses, Christmas trees or text, such as "Happy Birthday" or "Merry Christmas". When the design is complete, consumers can use this sheet as wrapping paper. Alternatively, to make the most of the washi tape,, scan the design using a printer or scanner, then print off as many copies as needed. Consumers can then peel off the washi tape from the original sheet and create a new design, reusing the cut tape.

Personalised Photographic Wrapping Paper

To make a gift even more special, one can create wrapping paper from photos or images relevant to the recipient, allowing them to see how much thought was put into their present. Print out photographs and create a collage on plain paper. Choose photographs of cherished memories, family members, friends, and pets. Opt for a vintage theme with sepia photos and add a little colour by bordering every photo with satin ribbon. Or, opt for lively colour photos for a more contemporary feel.

How to Buy DIY Wrapping Paper Supplies on eBay

You can make beautiful handmade wrapping paper for any occasion for little cost when you buy all your supplies from eBay sellers. Whatever your budget, you can find everything you need to create gift wrapping wonders. Consider what you want for your end result and search for all the items you need from any eBay page. Make your selections, check seller feedback, confirm your purchases and complete your transaction with just a few clicks of the mouse. Creating wrapping paper at home saves you a substantial amount of money. It is also much better for the environment as you can recycle items and incorporate them into your designs. Additionally, homemade wrapping paper shows how much thought and effort you put into your gift.

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