4 ways to make wrapping paper using household items!

Wrapping Paper made from aluminum foilsWe recently ransacked mom’s storage supplies (she wasn’t too thrilled about this DIY initially), & found 4 household items, which can be used to make creative wrapping paper: bubble wrap, plastic sheets, aluminum foils & butter/tracing paper. Each when used, leaves a unique pattern on the wrapping sheet. Which in turn, leads to so many possibilities with colors, designs and gifting!

Time: 5 minutes per sheet to execute and a few hours for the sheet to dry.

Budget: Low

Materials:

  • Paint
  • Water
  • White paper
  • Aluminum foils. Replace the foils with bubble wrap, plastic sheets or butter paper as per choice.

What you need to make wrapping paper from aluminum foils

Now, this paper does take some time to get ready, a few hours in fact. But, don’t worry, the actual execution only take about 5 minutes. The paper just takes time to dry.

Steps:

1. Measure the sheet to the size of the white sheet. Take about double the length of the sheet and crumple it.

Step 1 in how to make wrapping paper with aluminum foils

2. Dampen the paper with 1 layer of water. Not too much or the paper will start tearing.

step 2 in how to make wrapping paper using household items

3.Quickly daub paint onto the wet paint and mix before it dries. Move fast!

Step 3 in how to make wrapping paper using aluminum foils

4. Gently press the foil on top of the paint and let it dry.

Last step in how to make this wrapping paper using foils

5. Once the paint has dried up (takes 5-6 hours), gently lift the foil. And the paper is ready!

Wrapping Paper made using aluminum foils used in your kitchen

Here’s what it looks like with different materials:

Bubble Wrap!

Wrapping Paper made using bubble wrap

Why not add a gift tag from the leftover paper? It matches the paper perfectly and you can cut it up in any design to make it look good.

Wrapping Paper made using bubble wrap | 4 ways to make wrapping paper using household items.

Plastic Sheets!

Wrapping Paper made using plastic sheets | 4 ways to make wrapping paper using household items.

Add thread and ribbon of a different tone, to make the paper really pop. Yes, we used ombre on it, cos we might have a major slight obsession with shaded paper.

Wrapping Paper made using plastic sheets | 4 ways to make wrapping paper using household items.

Butter/ Tracing Paper!

Wrapping Paper made using tracing paper | 4 ways to make wrapping paper using household items.

If we think about it, the materials can be used to make paper colorful for several purposes – anything that requires large sheets of paper to be used. Small ones may not show the pattern as nicely.

Wrapping Paper made using tracing paper | 4 ways to make wrapping paper using household items.

What do you think of them, would you like to make or get a gift packed with these wrapping sheets? Let us know in the comments or on our social media!

More importantly, have you used these or similar materials to craft? If you have, share it with us!

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