We 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.
- White paper
- Aluminum foils. Replace the foils with bubble wrap, plastic sheets or butter paper as per choice.
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.
1. Measure the sheet to the size of the white sheet. Take about double the length of the sheet and crumple it.
2. Dampen the paper with 1 layer of water. Not too much or the paper will start tearing.
3.Quickly daub paint onto the wet paint and mix before it dries. Move fast!
4. Gently press the foil on top of the paint and let it dry.
5. Once the paint has dried up (takes 5-6 hours), gently lift the foil. And the paper is ready!
Here’s what it looks like with different materials:
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.
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.
Butter/ Tracing Paper!
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.
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!