Now that the holiday season is here, we are excited to present our first project as part of our holiday blog series. Now through the end of the year, make sure to check in with us for fun craft and DIY projects, product features and discounts, and great gift ideas for all your friends and family.

Today we want to show you how easy it is to make homemade wrapping paper using rubber stamps. The great thing about DIY wrapping paper is that you can personalize all of your packages so that everyone on your list receives something a little unique, just for them. And you won’t find these wrapping papers in stores! Not only that, it is a fun and easy project that you can enjoy on a chilly day in alone or with the whole family.

What you will need:

Kraft Paper (You can find kraft paper at many different stores. Ours is from Michael’s)

Rubber Stamps (From RubberStamps.com)

Ink (From RubberStamps.com)

Scissors/Tape

Embellishments (We used ribbon, twine, and evergreen stems to add a little flair to our packages)

 

We are particularly crazy about the woodland theme this year, so we picked from our collection of seasonal stamps to make our DIY holiday wrapping paper. The theme is great because it works throughout the holiday season, no matter what holidays you or your friends and family celebrate.

Step 1 : Simply cut your kraft paper to fit the size of your box. Lay down flat on a hard surface. You may want to use paper weights to hold the corners down, ensuring it’s flat.

Step 2: Choose your color palette. We tried a few different color combinations. We wanted our wrapping paper to look rustic but elegant so we decided on Memories and Palette brand inks, white, Jardin Moss, Moulin Rouge, and Gold.

Step 3: Pick your stamps. We choose 5 woodland animals and a spruce tree stamp to decorate our wrapping paper. We thought we would be able to do many different projects using the collection, so choose a good variety. Think about re-purposing them for all of your holiday projects.

Step 4: Use your ink and rubber stamps to stamp on your kraft paper. Be creative with your placements and designs. We used a simple collage pattern for the packages you see in our images, but you can experiment using many different techniques. Check out this cool time lapse video of a paper we made with a 3 dimensional effect to it. You may want to try embossing techniques as well.

Step 5: Leave to dry. Depending on your ink choice, drying time will vary. Memories brand dye ink pads dry quickly and permanently on glossy, coated and regular paper surfaces.

Step 6: Wrap!  It is as simple as that. Choose to decorate your package further with ribbons, gift tags, or anything else you can think of.

 

All of our rubber stamp designs we used in this project are available on our website in our new collection of laser-engraved custom wood stamps. Take a look at all of our designs or upload your own artwork to make just about any custom stamp you can think of. What do you think of our wrapping paper?

Comment below and share your designs with us on our Facebook page. Happy Stamping!