Monday, December 20, 2010

Painted Wrapping Paper

ER helped make our own wrapping paper in just three easy steps. We used ours for the annual photo calendars, I eye balled about how much we'd need to wrap each one and cut five sheets of similar sized paper from a roll of white wrapping paper.
Paint red circles with an empty toilet paper roll. Set aside to dry. We did five sheets all in one go and by the time we finished that last one, the first was ready for step 3.
Now go back over each sheet with green paint and make a circles with a second empty toilet paper roll. Let dry and then they're ready for wrapping up special gifts.
This is a fun craft that's easy to use for any time of the year, just switch out the colors. For birthday presents you could even use the receipient's favorite ones. A solid colored paper works best and you don't have to stop at two paint colors. You can also use stamps, but I like using the empty rolls because I like to try and reuse as much as possible.


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8 Friends Said:

Cassie said...

I loved making my own wrapping paper as a kid. I loved painting brown paper shopping bags. Always gave our gifts such a fun feel! Merry Christmas!

Laurie said...

I love your creative wrapping paper and your wrapping paper artist is a-dor-a-able!!! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

LOVE the toilet paper roll idea... fantastic!

Lindsey said...

Oh my goodness my daughter would love this! Too bad we already bought green wrapping paper... maybe the back side is white and we can paint on that. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

We love stamping wrapping paper with toilet rolls too -- so much fun!! ER is ADORABLE!!! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! xoxo

Sunghee said...

oh my~ she is precious! What a great idea!

Nichol said...

Oh what a great idea...I would have never thought to do this.

Christy said...

So creative, and so precious!

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