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…
1. plain wrapping paper (Paper Source has a great selection of colors and each roll is only $5)
3. and a stamp pad
4. spray sealant that is okay for paper (optional)
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.
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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I love this idea!! Thanks for sharing!!Ana
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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.Carmia
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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-stamppapernstitch
Very cool! I MUST know- where did you find that cute “hello” stamp?!heather
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Thanks Lauren. 🙂 That’s one of my favorites too.papernstitch
That little scissor stamp is too adorable!Lauren Elise
this is really simple & neat idea 🙂 http://t.co/gzaMYvIwJoanna Kapica (@JoannasFoto)
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How to make hand stamped wrapping paper! <3 http://t.co/Ac2UOFOe
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