Every Christmas we handmake gift wrap. My son loves this tradition. Last year, we used dot paint and this year we’ve decided to use stamps and markers. We are really focusing on spacing things out and making patterns. With a simple roll of paper, you can make your gift feel extra special.
Handmade Gift Wrap Tutorial
- Paper roll
- Paint pens
- Ink pad
- Creating your own handmade gift wrap is simple. Unroll plain paper and add designs with your choice of materials. Markers, paint pens, or stamps are an easy place to start. The key to a good pattern is somewhat consistent repetition.
- Add unique twine and handmade gift tags to complete the look.
For this gift wrap, we carved our own stamp from a kit I received last Christmas. Containing everything you need, this Carve-A-Stamp Kit includes vellum paper for tracing and transferring the design, blank rubber, a carving tool with multiple blades, and a red ink pad. While Fox was stamping, I set to drawing some botanical patterns with sharpie. Black on black gives this pattern a nice subtle quality that I really enjoy.
Once your gift wrap is complete, get creative with twine, tags, and greenery. Using our Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera, we created polaroids of Fox holding a message written to the recipient. This gave us a chance to practice his writing and attach something special to his grandparents’ gifts. These cinnamon stick gift tags were made with twine and hot glue and add that wonderful holiday scent. If you have some card stock handy, download our free gift tag template to create the other tags you see here.
We’d love to see what you do with your gift wrap this year. Tag us on Instagram and follow along as we continue our countdown to Christmas with twelve days of handmade holiday crafts.7 Likes