Christmas is just about here…raise your hand if you’re a last minute gift wrapper! If you’ve still got some gifts to wrap, here’s a fun way to personalize those packages.
First, get the present you want to wrap and wrapping supplies. Scissors to cut, using a ruler is optional, plain wrapping paper — I got this roll of kraft brown shipping paper in the packing section of one of those dollar stores. This Slinky is for my dad, so if he reads my blog, which I doubt, he now knows that one of his presents will be a Slinky!
Here’s my measured and cut paper to wrap the Slinky in a box. You need to stamp the paper before wrapping your gifts or the ink stamps will likely not be clear.
Select the rubber stamps you want to use. I got mine at Michael’s, but you might be able to find some at the dollar store or a thrift store. If you don’t have rubber stamps, use a sharpie or markers to draw Christmas shapes on the paper instead.
…or, you can make your own stamps by cutting an eraser. My husband carved the black star stamp above out of a hand held eraser. Make sure you are using an archival ink or an ink dye that is fast drying. Note: I am not endorsing any brands. These are just the inks and stamps I used for this project.
Start stamping! Stamp at all angles, even upside down, and don’t try to make it perfect. Give your stamped paper a vintage rustic feel.
I put scrap paper underneath the wrapping paper to make a partial candy cane image.
Finished paper! Looks rustic. If using fast drying ink, it will be dry and ready to go immediately.
Slinky wrapped with my stamped paper.
Add a ribbon, like this twine rope, to make it pretty!
Here is another paper I did with a fox stamp and a snowflake stamp.
This awesomely wrapped present is for my brother. He might read my blog, so I can’t show you what the gift is =P
Other stamped paper wrapped gifts already under the tree.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!