Homemade Gift Wrap

Hi lovelies!
I don't know about you but I have always felt that beautiful wrapping adds to the anticipation and excitement of opening a gift. I love to be creative when wrapping gifts, so I recently decided to make my own gift wrap. I am going to show you tutorials for two different types of homemade patterned gift wrap: roses and polka dots. 
 I used a tutorial from the wonderful Creature Comforts as my inspiration for the rose paper.

Materials:
- Scrap paper (I used legal sized copy paper)
- Large celery stalk (in a bunch)
- Blue acrylic paint
- Small paint brush & foam brush
- Twine or ribbon (optional)

 Step One
Cut the celery stalk at the base. You should see a rose like shape. Be sure this is cut in a straight line as it will be your stamp for the rose paper. Ensure the celery is dry before using it.

 

Step Two
Prepare paint for use.


Step Three
  Either paint the celery stamp with a foam brush or dip it in the paint. I preferred using the foam brush because I could ensure the entire area was covered in paint.


Step Four
Start stamping your white paper with the celery stamp. Recover the celery with paint each time you stamp the paper. It is OK if each rose does not look identical. I think it looks more beautiful with each flower looking a bit different. Cover each sheet with rose stamps and let dry.

  
Step Five
If you are doing the polka dot version of the gift wrap, you will simply use the small paint brush to paint circles on the white paper. Paint circles all over the paper and let dry. 


 Step Six
Depending upon on the size gift, you may have to tape several pieces of paper together. For the below gits, I taped two legal sized papers together before wrapping the present.

Step Seven
Wrap your gifts. Add ribbon, twine or other adornments.

Here are my final products!
 


I hope you have a wonderful Friday!

xoxo
Meggan

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8 comments:

  1. Really, really cute idea ... I'm going to have to try this sometime!

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  2. you are so talented! Love how you used a vegetable :D

    Come follow my blog hun :)

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  3. Well, who woulda thunk it?!? I love the celery rose and can't wait to try this!

    Dropping by from Jen's Weekend Wrap Up.

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  4. stumbled across your blog. This is AMAZING! Love it.

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  5. Cute, simple, and doesn't waste any edible part of the celery. Love it and pinned it!
    (Just saw this on TT and J)
    Jacqueline

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  6. This is a really fantastic idea. I had no idea that the bottom of a celery stalk looked that way! I really want to try this out. I just stumbled upon your blog - very VERY cute.
    xo,
    The Fashionable ESQ
    www.theFashionableESQ.blogspot.com

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  7. Great idea...these look gorgeous! So very pretty!

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