newspaper wrapping paperNow, on reading the title, it may seem like we’re a bit odd. Packing gifts in newspaper directly, doesn’t seem all that special (It is actually! You can wonderful things with it, but we’ll get to that later). But, here, what we mean is making your own wrapping paper using newspapers to add patterns!

Time to make paper: 5 minutes

Budget: Low


  • Newspapers
  • White sheet of paper
  • Water
  • Paints and paintbrush
  • Palette

Materials used to make newspaper wrapping paper


1. Once you’ve got all that is needed, tear the newspaper into small scraps and crumple it up. Make sure to make multiple lumps.

2. Next, you need to daub a lump in the paint and start daubing it on the sheet of paper. Move quickly, as the paint dries up fast and change the newspapers often, as they get damp pretty fast.

Midway stage to making ombre newspaper wrapping paper

3. Don’t be afraid to overlap the paints, the overall impact will be nice. I wanted to create a kind of ombre effect.¬†Let the paint dry & the wrapping paper is ready. Quick, easy & not so bad on the eyes either.

finished wrapping paperSince the paper is like chart paper, it becomes quite convenient to stick and pack gifts with. So, try it out the next time wrapping paper isn’t available! We also made wrapping paper with some household items, click here to see the tutorial.

How do you like this tutorial? Let us know through the links below or through the comments. Also, if you need such paper in bulk, you can order it with us, through this link. Have a great day ahead!