We’re a week away from Christmas. Can you even believe it?! Haven’t you been attacked by the Holiday Neurosis yet? I bet there’s an endless list of things you have to do before the year ends, amirite? Well, here’s something you can do before tossing the gifts and your grandma’s eggnog in the air. It’s as relaxing as it is useful: DIY hand painted wrapping paper. It won’t take more than 30 minutes to make and it will add a ‘made with love’ feeling to your presents. Oh, and I promise you’ll have fun in the process. Keep reading and I’ll tell you what you need and how to do it, it’s super easy!
- Craft paper
- Acrylic paint (I used gold and warm white)
- Golf pencils with erasers: preferably one for each paint color
- Paint brush (optional)
- Water and paper towel or cloth to rinse and dry the pencils and paintbrush
Alright, so the erasers in the pencils will work as stamps for you to make dots or even flowers. if you feel like painting, you can add, let’s say, leaves to the flowers. That’s up to your imagination!
As you can see, it’s actually pretty simple. What I like the most is that the circles have texture, adding another dimension to the paper. It’s kinda like braille dots, uh?
Once you’ve done your magic, just let them dry for about 15 to 20 minutes and voilà! You’re ready to wrap all your presents.
I made three different motifs: white flowers, golden dots and what I call faceless angels/fried egg flowers :P. Then I added silk ribbon bows and some leftover lace I had to decorate the packages.
With this wrapping paper everybody will love your presents, even if it’s a pair of infamous socks, I swear!
Oh, and in case I can’t post sooner… Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS! I wish you receive the best presents in the world: good health, plenty of love and endless joy. Cheers!