How to Make Designer Paper for Wrapping Gifts

4 Materials
15 Minutes

If you ever need an idea for wrapping a gift with low effort and also have an unique coat for your present, here’s the project for you! You can create your own designer wrapping paper in minutes with no cost at all.
Choose a big white piece of paper for wrapping. You can use watercolors or acrylic for painting , but I'd opt for the latter one. You also need a brush or two, a small recipient of water and a napkin or a piece of cloth to clean the brushes. If you want to mix colors, then a plastic painting palette would be useful too.
Use a big brush to wet the paper, so the color would melt one into another and leave nice traces.
Once the paper is wet, trace lines of color with the brush leaving empty spaces to fill with the next color. Repeat the operation with the second color, then with the third one.
Let the paper dry, then use it for wrapping. Find a ribbon in one of the colors you used for painting, and tie a simple bow for your wrapped gift.
If three colors are too many, stick to only one, let's say gold. You can later stamp some red stars on it, to make it look awesome. For a more customized look, make some wine cork stamps with any sign you might like.
Or you could opt for a Hawaiian look, and set for a more elaborate design, using watercolors and ink. It takes more than a minute to do it depending on your ability to doodle, but believe me that it’s really worth the effort.
Check the link below for more designs for wrapping paper and pictures with this great project!
You will also discover a colored design that is lovely enough to be used for wrapping and displaying on the wall as well!

Suggested materials:

  • White paper for wrapping
  • Watercolors / acrylic paint
  • Brushes in different sizes
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