I’m always looking for ways to add a personal touch to presents and wrapping paper, and this year is no different! Something with a little thought behind it can often mean so much more than any dollar amount spent on a gift.
This large-scale wrapping paper DIY is a way you can add some uniqueness to your gift giving, and it’s something that won’t take hours and hours of time either! Win-win.
The idea of unraveling a roll of paper and going crazy was inspired by Whitney Laine, an amazing abstract artist with an Etsy store who I came across on Instagram (@whitneylaine_creative). If you love this idea, you’ll love her designs and you may even be able to score some of her own painted wrapping paper on Etsy – *swoon*!
You will need:
Roll of plain paper (like kraft paper)
Paint, brushes or spray paint
Drop sheet or newspaper
For this project you’ll need a little bit of space to spread out. I did this outside, using a roll of disposable plastic tablecloth to cover the area.
Unravel a sheet of wrapping paper so that it’s flat. Take your paint, spraypaint or brush and go crazy!
There’s no rules when it comes to this type of painting. I began by wetting my brush and flicking speckles all over the paper. Then I painted some words and stars around.
You don’t need to be too worried about getting a uniform look, as each section will be individual and like a ‘piece’ of the puzzle!
Once the paint is dry you can then use it as gift wrap, adding ribbons or any other details you like.
Don’t forget to check out the other projects in the 12 DIYs of Christmas on the blog, or follow along on Instagram for details & behind the scenes!