I’ve partnered with Seven Daughters wine to bring you a series of posts that revolve around my favorite subject: DIY. And today marks the third post in this series. See posts one and two here: 7 DIY Entertaining Hacks to Get You Through Your Next Dinner Party in Style and DIY Leather Stamped Cheese Markers and Food Tags.
Each year, I try to come up with a unique way to wrap holiday gifts, whether its with recycled pages from a calendar, newspaper, etc. But this year, I wanted to do something a little different and DIY my own patterned gift wrap, using common household items. Im all about last-minute (but still totally thoughtful) ways to makes gifts more special. Arent you?
And I have to tell you, I was pleasantly surprised by all the cool patterns I was able to come up with, just with items I already have lying around my house.
So to share these DIY gift wrap ideas, Ive partnered up with Seven Daughters wine again, just in time for the holidays.
Here are 7 ways to create patterned gift wrap using items you probably already have in your house”¦
1. Popsicle Sticks: You know I have a ton of popsicle sticks laying around after all of those popsicle recipes, so this one of my favorite of the seven. Anything with a linear pattern is A+ in my book.
Just glue a popsicle stick sideways onto another popsicle stick that is face down, to create a long handle for easy gripping while stamping.
2. Wine Bottle: After youve finished a bottle of wine, use it to stamp wrapping paper before adding the bottle to the recycling bin. The opening creates a dot outline that looks pretty neat.
All you need to do is dip the mouth of the bottle into a little bit of acrylic paint and start stamping. Easy as can be.
3. Wine Cap: Since youre already using the wine bottle from number two, you might as well use the cap too to create a different circular shape.
This one creates more of a solid polka dot when dipped in paint.
4. Ice Cube Tray: Use a rubber ice cube tray, like this one from IKEA ($2) to create a structured grid of squares for a unique look.
5. Erasers: I bet you have a few erasers in your junk drawer from back to school, so this one should be a piece of cake. The rectangular shape creates a really interesting pattern.
6. Plastic Fork: Use a plastic fork, to create abstract hatch marks. Just dip the fork into a little bit of paint and stamp away.
7. Mini Bundt Cake Tins: Make mini wreath patterns with tiny bundt cake tins. Definitely worth trying this one if youre feeling especially festive.
Before anyone panics about me putting acrylic paint on vintage bundt tins, I should probably mention that the tins were completely unusable to me for baking. The inside was super rusty (I bought them at a garage sale years ago to use for props), so they were already ruined. Just FYI.
In case you are wondering, I used thin sheets of handmade paper to make wrapping each gift the easiest possible. Some of those super thick papers are tough to wrap with. And actually, the thinner papers are so forgiving when it comes to wrapping packages, you can even wrap something oddly shaped like a wine bottle. Bonus! Perfect hostess gift.
The inspiration”¦Im still loving the shibori trend, so I stuck with papers in rich blues and stamped with only white paint, which gives each present a more wintery vibe. It was only after I was finished with all the stamping that I realized that this wrapping paper would work for both Christmas AND Hanukkah. So nobody is left out on this one. Yay!
Add a couple of evergreen sprigs (if youre wrapping Christmas presents), to up the festive factor, and youre good to go.
Photography Sarah Eddy // Concept and styling Brittni Mehlhoff
So what do you think? Do you have a favorite pattern from this list of seven that you want to try out for the holidays this year?
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