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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

DIY Wrapping Paper Tutorial

Since I shared a lot of gift wrap ideas last week, I thought I'd share how I packaged my presents last year, and plan to do this year as well. I use plain wrapping paper (last year I used white and this year I'm using kraft) and decorate it using a stamp.
 What you'll need:
Stamp
Acrylic Paint
Small Paintbrush
 Put a glob of paint on the tip of your paint brush.
 Coat your stamp with paint and press it firmly on your wrapped package.
Just a quick and simple way to add a special handmade touch to your packages!

I also just wanted to take a moment for the support I got on this post. I realized it was my first moment of real vulnerability on this blog and it was somewhat nerve-wracking for me. The response I got was heart warming. I learned that I am not alone. A lot of people shared their similar story with me. Some who live in my area even reached out to me. It just confirmed how special the blogging world is!

16 comments:

  1. Ooo! What a good idea! Thank you for sharing :)

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  2. that turned out really really pretty!

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  3. Love this idea! When I nannied I always made wrapping paper like this using the kids hand-prints instead of a stamp :)

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  4. Such a cute idea! If I didn't already spend money on wrapping paper, I'd try it. Perhaps if I run out I will too ;)

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  5. I love the idea! We actually have finger painting time with my son and have him paint cards and newsprint which we then use to wrap presents that we give.

    Most of the time is just a dark blog, but they get the picture!

    -Andrea
    stitchsilly.com

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  6. I just purchased materials to make my own wrapping paper this year. I hope mine comes out as good as yours!

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  7. LOVE this! I want to do it now! Let's see if I can find time before Christmas... ;)

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  8. So cute! I'm always looking for fun stuff like this to do... I'm definitely going to be following your blog now :)

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  9. I love this tutorial! So simple but exquisite!
    The palette of blue and brown is one of my favorites! Found myself using these same colors in a painting last night!!

    All the best,
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  10. this is SUCH a sweet idea!!

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  11. FYI - I shared this on my blog!
    http://jkoakden.blogspot.com/2011/12/minimalist-and-crafty.html

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  12. Cute and simple project! Love it :)

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  13. so pretty. I linked to you in my blog, hope thats ok. http://crafterlifebyme.blogspot.se/2012/10/the-christmas-series-2-wrapping.html

    love, Isabella

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