Have you ever been so excited to try a pinterest idea only to have it fail horribly? I know, its such a let down. I recently tried the DIY minimalistic wrapping paper with a handmade potato stamp that was the worst idea ever! But, it lead to this wonderful idea that worked so perfectly I just had to share!
I really dislike buying wrapping paper because its too busy and it rips easy. I did a DIY last year that made me feel creative and festive and I wanted to re-create that feeling again. You can find last years cute ornament DIY featuring my daughter by clicking here.
This year, I thought about all the ways I could decorate paper for wrapping and I found this tutorial on Pinterest. It was a stamp made from a potato that you cut in half then proceed to cut a shape from the middle of the potato. Finally, you would dip that potato in ink and ta-da, a perfect personalized package! But the potato is extremely hard to cut straight and the moisture made it impossible for the ink to stick. Then I remembered that I saw a batman jumbo eraser from Target and a giant light bulb went off in my brain! I sliced a few chunks away and it made the perfect tree shape.
Here’s what you will need to recreate this wrapping paper:
-You might also want to use an X-acto knife to cut with precision. You don’t want your Christmas tree to look like a Christmas bush.
Find a jumbo eraser. I found one literally this week at Target in the dollar aisle for, you guessed it, a whole $1. Grab the rest of the supplies: X-acto knife, scissors, stamp pad, cute holiday tape and craft paper. I got all mine at Michaels Craft stores.
Cut a shape out of the eraser. I cut a tree because it’s a fairly easy shape. You could do ginger bread man, snow man, a bell, etc. Something easy! Place it inside the ink and press down firmly. Apply it to the roll of plain paper. **You will want to do this on a flat surface before you wrap anything. I wrapped the last gift and then tried stamping the gift (cuz ya girl got lazy) and it didn’t adhere properly. **
If you’d like more inspiration for this Holiday season, make sure you follow my Christmas Pinterest board. It centers around a simple, minimal Christmas that boasts a white and green color scheme with earthy, natural decor.
I’m so excited that my secret Santa will be getting their gifts wrapped up with a personal touch. I just love the giving season and all the fun creative projects that go with it. I hope you guys enjoyed this DIY! Let me know if you try it!