One of my favourite parts of Christmas is making my own wrapping paper.
Sure, there are hundreds of gorgeous papers out there, but making my own paper is something I really remember from my childhood.
I remember drawing, gluing, glittering and stamping my way through many a Christmas gift wrap and it’s a tradition I’d love to carry on with my own kids.
I thought I’d put together three easy ideas for my “12 Days of DIY” project for your own DIY gift wrap, using supplies you’ll most likely have in your crafting cupboard.
These are all kid-friendly DIYs and only take a few minutes. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon Christmas gift wrapping session.
First up is a cute pom pom wrapping technique.
Just wrap your present and glue on some coloured pom poms with your craft glue.
You could make this paper ahead of time if you wanted to have a crafty afternoon before you buy your gifts. Just be sure to store it flat so it doesn’t get wrinkled.
Second is the splatter wrapping paper. This one is going to be a big hit with the kids as you get to make a bit of a mess.
Pop a big drop sheet down on your driveway, lay out your wrapping paper, put some acrylic paints into a container and grab yourself a bucket of water.
Put some paint on your brush, dip it in the water and then flick it across the paper. I used black paper, neon and copper paints and a touch of white and I love how it turned out.
And lastly is the glitter wrapping paper.
I found some amazing chunky glitter at my local $2 store which looks really lovely for this project.
Just wrap your present, cover the top with some Mod Podge and then throw on that glitter.
You could spray with some sealant if you wanted, however, test it on the paper first as you don’t want it seeping through to wreck your gift.
Thick glitter like this stays on perfectly fine without that step.
These would look so bright and cheerful under the tree.
Now I just have to actually do some Christmas shopping!