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7 easy diy wrapping paper ideas

 

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Christmas is coming…

It’s my favourite time of the year.

And I’ve promised myself I’ll be more organised this year.

{Maybe}

So… I thought you might be interested in these easy DIY wrapping paper ideas

to wrap your presents for Christmas,

or any occasion.

It’s super easy and you can make it yourself.

With the kids even.

Here’s how I made mine.

7 DIY Wrapping paper ideas

You will need:

Black Acrylic Paint

Roll of butchers paper

Flat mixing tray

Water

House paint brush

Flat paint brush

Apple

Feathers

Palm Leaf

 

Set up lengths of paper in a garage and use rocks to keep the paper secure.

Then mix up paint into a tray to a runny consistency, but not to watery.

Test on a sample piece of paper before making the paper, so you are happy with the effect.
Then use these 7 ideas below or create your own.

 

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1. Criss Cross DIY Wrapping Paper

Mix up some paint with water in a flat tray and grab a house paint brush.

Then make criss cross patterns like above and let dry.

Roll into tubes ready for wrapping.

 

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2. Striped DIY Wrapping Paper

Mix up some paint with water in a flat tray and grab a house paint brush.

Then use both sides of the paintbrush and paint alternate horizontal lines on the paper (see above),

let dry and roll into tubes ready for wrapping.

 


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3. Swish DIY Wrapping Paper

Mix up some paint with water in a flat tray.

Cut an apple in half and use it as a swish brush, rub over paper in random patterns.

Let dry and roll into tubes ready for wrapping.

dash-diy-wrapping-paper-tomfo4. Dash DIY Wrapping Paper

Mix up some paint with water in a flat tray and grab a flat paint brush.

Then dash lines in rough lines as below, let dry and roll into tubes ready for wrapping.

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5. Feather DIY Wrapping Paper

Mix up some paint with water in a flat tray.

Place a feather into the paint softly, use your finger to press down gently on the spine of the feather, then gently dab in random patterns on your paper, let dry and roll into tubes ready for wrapping.

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6. Palm DIY Wrapping Paper

Mix up some paint with water in a flat tray.

Place the palm leaf into the paint, then dab in random patterns on your paper,

let dry and roll into tubes ready for wrapping.

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7. Apple DIY Wrapping Paper

Mix up some paint with water in a flat tray.

Cut an apple in half and use it as a stamp in random patterns.

Let dry and roll into tubes ready for wrapping.

 

I made a huge batch of these and rolled them up into rolls once dried.

You could experiment with so many other leaves like my bamboo wrapping paper and objects.

It’s a perfect thing to do with the kids over school holiday break if you’re in Australia.

 

You probably know I’m a fan of black and white,

but,

Why not try different colours?

Fluro, pastels, the possibities are endless.

 

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If you’re not ready to make this DIY wrapping paper, why not pin it for later?

Click the image above and add to your Christmas Pinterest Board.

 

Happy school holidays to all my Australian readers,

Ever tried DIY wrapping paper before?

I think you’ll love it, it’s great fun.

Therapeutic even.

 

 

 

Live with love,

SARAH-PRESTON

Did you know I also have a shop with prints and home decor that I design? Click the link below to shop.

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9 responses to “7 easy diy wrapping paper ideas”

  1. That palm one is just glorious! I love the idea of gift wrap, made by hand and made with love!
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  2. I think I’m going to get my kids to have a go at this for Christmas this year – what a great idea to personalise our gifts!
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  3. Love it, especially the bold prints and the feather. Whenever we go to Ikea I must buy a roll of paper. 🙂
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  4. Oh I love this! I would probably do pinks!
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  5. The problem with your gorgeous wrapping paper,is that I would not want to take it off! It is too pretty and I would be afraid of it tearing. Thank you for linking up with #HIT xx
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  6. merilyn says:

    I love them thanks sarah!
    I often make my own! … not surprising!
    so this is right up my painting alley hun!
    much love m:)X

  7. Grace says:

    Ooooh, apple and feather prints! My boys will have fun doing this! Hopefully I’ll be organised this year and get this one done.
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  8. Meredith says:

    That apple stamped paper is perfect! This would make any gift extra-special. Thanks for sharing!

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