Christmas brings out the crafty in all of us. From kids ornaments made out of beads or dough to jazzed up wreaths for our front doors. This year, I thought the kids and I would do a craft that we could all work on and share with others. Instead of just giving gifts, we could wrap them in paper we decorated ourselves!
It all started with a roll of brown Kraft paper I ran across at out local hardware store while buying birdseed. The 37.5 square feet roll was only $2.49. I thought I could use it for something. A few days later, we were decorating the tree with all gold and ivory. (The kids have their own trees where their colorful ornaments hang.) Those colors inspired me.
I wanted to stamp gold stars on the kraft paper. Packages covered in that would look great under my tree! Problem was, I didn’t have a star stamp. But, I did have a star shaped cookie cutter and a potato.
The potato stamp worked great with regular acrylic craft paint. (69 cents) The kids each grabbed a potato and a plate of gold paint and started stamping. This is how our wrapping paper turned out.
For gift tags this year, we cut up last year’s Christmas cards that I had saved and used them on some packages. On others, we just wrote right on the kraft paper with a gold marker.
Here is our final product.
Lovely isn’t it? (Well, except for the sub par photos! I’m like the red-headed step-child of the TCM team. My cheap little point and shoot and I are just giving our readers hope!)
What creative gift wrapping ideas do you have?