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DIY Wrapping Paper

I love making my own wrapping paper, it’s so quick and easy to do and it makes a gift extra special. I try to look for tools or objects that we already have to make effortless patterns!

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Materials needed: tissue or rice paper, black watercolor paint, toothbrush, big paint brush, paint roller & a spray bottle.

Tool 1 – Big paintbrush: make your paintbrush really wet and quickly dab it into black watercolor paint. The paintbrush will have an uneven amount of paint/water in different parts of the brush which will create a fun and easy pattern. The pattern on the top is a quick brush stroke from left to right. The pattern on the bottom is made my dabbing the paintbrush onto the paper.

Tool 2 – Paint roller: roll your paint roller into the watercolor paint only a few times, not to completely soak it in paint, and just make quick lines onto the paper. As the roller gets more dry, the lines will become diverse and interesting!

Tool 3 – Tooth brush: my favorite & so so fun for kids! Dab the brush into the paint and make short or long lines.

Tool 4 – Spray bottle: fill the bottle with watercolor paint and water and simply spray onto the paper. Kids love this! If you want to create some interesting lines like the one on the bottom, simply put another piece of paper on top of the area you like blank.

While you are at it, paint some extra sheets to stock up on home made wrapping paper!

DIY Wrapping Paper | Oh Happy Day!

  1. Marifer Borbolla

    November 5, 2013

    Love the idea!! now that Christmas is coming, this is pretty helpful! thanks :)

  2. Iris

    November 5, 2013

    This is AWESOME! I am so excited to try this.


  3. Angel Y.

    November 5, 2013

    Adore this idea! I can’t wait to try it out this holiday season.

  4. Chelsea

    November 5, 2013

    Love this personal touch. I’m going to use this idea for Christmas gift wrap for myself and all the kiddos in my class.

  5. Elizabeth Than

    November 5, 2013

    Lightbulb! Thanks!

  6. Chelsea

    November 5, 2013

    This is awesome, i will have to try it out soon! x

  7. jual jaket kulit

    November 6, 2013

    I am just stopped to visit your website and I say a great visit anda very good..

  8. meg

    November 6, 2013

    These are awesome!!!

    I think my favorite is the tooth brush. 😉

  9. Roni Faida

    November 6, 2013

    Wow. You are so talented! I just pull out pages from magazines and use newspaper for wrapping paper when I don’t have any. I didn’t even know it was possible to make your opwn paper!

  10. Rebecca

    November 7, 2013

    LOVE this idea — I had extra ricepaper and tried something similar this afternoon with my kids!

  11. Amanda Sparks

    November 7, 2013

    This is such a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Krista

    November 8, 2013

    We just made wrapping paper for our lineman customers and now I’m thinking I can use these methods to create something even more unique! Thanks!

  13. Stacia

    November 9, 2013

    I will definitely be coming back to this when it comes time to wrap Christmas presents!

  14. Christina

    November 10, 2013

    Question: When I’ve done this in the past, the paper seems to look great for a few minutes and then after it dries curls funny or wrinkles. I don’t think I’m getting the paper too wet. Beyond that, any ideas what to troubleshoot?

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