05/16/12
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Yesterday I opened a few birthday presents and loved the wrapping paper. I was so impressed with the way Jeff wrapped my presents this year.  So I thought today would be the perfect time to share a project I put together for Glo.com as part of their hottest trends in DIY this year. This is a great way to customize gifts for friends, family, and special occasions.

I only shared an image of the finished piece on Glo. So it’s time for the full monty. Here’s how you can create your own custom wrapping paper…

Supplies List:

1. plain wrapping paper (Paper Source has a great selection of colors and each roll is only $5)

2. stamps

3. and a stamp pad

4. spray sealant that is okay for paper (optional)

Directions:

1. Choose your stamps and the color stamp pad you’d like to use. Ink up your stamp and you are ready to go!

2. You can choose a random pattern, an all over pattern – whatever you’d like! Here’s the all over pattern (I just staggered my stamp over the entire piece of wrapping paper, making sure to reload with ink after every stamp).

3. Wait 24 hours for the ink to dry completely before wrapping your pressies. You don’t want smudge marks do you? If you are in a hurry, you can use a spray sealant. Just make sure it is okay for use on paper.

See how I staggered the pattern? No ruler or anything – kind of free form (and easy). Just the way I like it.

Finished presents…

And here’s one with just one stamp – a little thank you gift…

What do you think? Are you ready to tackle this on your own? Let me know in the comments below.

I’ll be sharing some more projects I created for the Glo.com article in the coming weeks as well. Stay tuned for those!

All photos by Brittni Mehlhoff (that’s me)

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Theresa McCabe (@TheresaMcCabe) commented on May 16th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Great!
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(@mafa_pinkrain) (@mafa_pinkrain) commented on May 16th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

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(@laurenelise85) (@laurenelise85) commented on May 16th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

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Coral Lee (@FndingFirelight) commented on May 16th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

this is really simple & neat idea :) http://t.co/gzaMYvIw

Joanna Kapica (@JoannasFoto) commented on May 16th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

That little scissor stamp is too adorable!

Lauren Elise commented on May 17th, 2012 at 12:31 am

Thanks Lauren. :) That’s one of my favorites too.
-Brittni

papernstitch commented on May 17th, 2012 at 12:45 am

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(@MixedKreations) (@MixedKreations) commented on May 17th, 2012 at 8:13 am

And thanks for all the tweets everyone. :) Over 100+ and counting after only one day. THANK YOU so much for sharing this tutorial with your followers on social media.
-Brittni

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(@SqInchesOfLove) (@SqInchesOfLove) commented on May 18th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

So Great!

;)

Las sandalias de Ana commented on May 27th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Very cool! I MUST know- where did you find that cute “hello” stamp?!

heather commented on May 30th, 2012 at 5:29 am

Hi Heather! I bought it from Eat Pray Create on Etsy. Here’s the link to the exact same stamp: http://www.etsy.com/listing/98749589/hello-speech-bubble-wooden-rubber-stamp

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MakerPlace (@MakerPlace) commented on June 1st, 2012 at 2:32 pm

What a great idea to save a little money. Plus it makes the gift extra special if you made the wrapping paper yourself! I love the scissors stamp as well.
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Carmia commented on June 17th, 2012 at 6:07 am

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Doodle Wrapping Paper for Kids - Little Miss Marmalade commented on April 21st, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I love this idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

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