Add more love to your gifts by sending them in these handmade DIY stamped wrapping paper. Use DIY foam stamps of photopolymer stamps to create patterns.
Christmas has always had this special charm. The cold. The carols. The decorations. Christmas is always always the special time of year 🙂 I have gifted this particular book “The calling” a few months back and since I really liked the book, I am passing it on to someone else as a christmas gift. And of course I would make it special with something handmade and this time its a DIY stamped wrapping paper. Tutorial anyone?
Materials required to make DIY stamped wrapping paper
- wrapping papers
How to make these DIY stamped wrapping papers
Before I start with the tutorial, a word on the actual gift. Well more because its that time of the year when everybody is keen on looking back at the whole year and making resolutions for the coming year. This book, ” The Calling” authored by Priya Kumar is somewhat like a spiritual eye opener not in the typical boring sense of but in a fun way. The main character of the book is a person who is just like me or you, juggling between office and family, with problems we all face everyday. The whole story revolves around him taking a journey on this donkey and his comversations with his journey guide. Every page of this book has a message for us hidden within the story but too obvious to be ignored. Would you believe if I said I set my crafting aside to finish this book? I know not the conventional motivational story which someobedy else has to force upon us! Well anyways if any of you are looking for a change in perception for the new year, try this book 🙂
Now coming to the tutorial, Take any paper of your choice preferably a little thicker than printing paper and size depending on your gift. I used these grocery bags because I have always wanted to use these kraft shade gifting papers 🙂 The idea is to simply stamp images on to the paper and use these to wrap your gifts !
When you choose a stamp, its highly recommended that you use the tiniest one. Bigger images dont make that great an impression but smaller images in symmetry looks good on a paper. If you dont have any stamp, You can cut out a foam sheet in tiny geometric shapes like square/triangle/dots etc and use them to stamp with acrylic/poster shades.
I have here used itsybitsy pigment ink and some tiny hearts stamps from hero arts peace&joy stamp-set. If you are stamping on white paper, any ink will do but since mine is kraft paper, i did not want the pink and yellow to be shown as brown and black so opted for pigment ink.Before I started, I wanted to give the package a rustic look so I crushed the paper a little for that raw attitude. Used a combination of yellow and pink hearts of different sizes for an added detail as I stamped.
These leaf laces from itsybitsy are perfect for this seasons gift wrapping. I tied them vertically across like a wreath around the package.Made these gift tags using Hero arts peace and joy stamp-set and tied them up to the leaf lace along with some red velvet beads and silver bells.
Are they pretty? You can try implementing a variety of such ideas to add a little more detail and love to your gifts this Christmas season 🙂 Happy gifting!