The holiday season is upon us, and I’m excited to finish up my Christmas shopping and get everything wrapped up! I have always wanted to make homemade wrapping paper and was so happy to make some this season. I love crafts and DIY, so this fun DIY holiday wrapping paper was right up my alley!
For this project I used some of my new favorite moldable glue from Sugru to create a DIY stamp for my homemade wrapping paper, and am loving how it turned out! I used some paint to stamp a design onto some craft paper from the dollar store, and now I have some beautiful wrapping paper for my gifts!!
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Last month I created a fun crafting area in my office using Sugru! I created an easy jar craft storage solution along the bottom of a shelf, and I gave a thrifted vase a makeover using Sugru, wood half beads, and some spray paint.
This DIY project is simple and straightforward, and won’t take much time at all! I love that you can customize your stamp to any design you can dream up! You can also customize your DIY wrapping paper by using different colored ink or paint, and mixing it up with different patterns. Wrapping gifts in this homemade wrapping paper will add a sweet personalized touch to your holiday season.
This project is perfect for using craft supplies that you probably already have at home! I was able to use an extra wood dowel I had on hand, extra paint from my paint stash, a paint brush from my art supplies, and craft paper that I already had on hand.
Here are the materials that I used for this project.
- Sugru Moldable Glue
- Wood Dowel (I found mine at a craft store)
- Roll of Craft Paper
- Ink Pad or Paint and a Paintbrush
- Painter’s Tape
How To Create DIY Holiday Wrapping Paper
First I grabbed an extra dowel that I had leftover from a previous project. This made for the perfect handle to add my custom stamp onto. I used a dowel that was ½ inch wide, but you could definitely use one bigger for a larger stamp!
Then I used one packet of Sugru and molded it into a ball. Then I placed it onto the dowel while molding it into the shape of the dowel. I tried to make it look like an extension of the dowel to keep the same shape. I smoothed the edges and bottom of the glue to keep it as flat as possible.
Then I used my mechanical pencil to lightly draw my star design onto the Sugru. You don’t need to press down very hard to transfer your design onto the glue. Next I used my razor to press down vertically along the lines I had made with my pencil, and then cutting horizontally to remove the extra sections around the star. I carefully removed the extra sections while using the razor to keep the star shape in place.
After I removed the extra sections around the star I lightly pressed down the stamp on a piece of paper to flatten it slightly. I found that it needed to be flattened to give the stamp a more level smooth surface for stamping the paper.
Using A Stamp To Create A Design
Then I let the Sugru dry for 24 hours before using it to stamp my craft paper. I applied paint with a paint brush onto the stamp and made a couple variations of DIY wrapping paper! I stamped the star in a uniform pattern with it evenly spaced in red acrylic paint, and I also did a version with silver acrylic paint with the stars gathered together randomly.
After letting the paint dry for around 30 minutes I was ready to start wrapping my presents! I added some Christmas bows to the gifts and I’m loving how this DIY wrapping paper turned out!
Seeing our gifts around the tree wrapped in this sweet handmade holiday wrapping paper is bringing me so much joy! I think my kids would love creating some wrapping paper too, it would make gift giving that much more fun and personal. I think I’ll put that on our Holiday agenda in the next couple weeks!
Happy creating, friends!
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