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Quick DIY Wrapping Paper

| October 19, 2012 | 16 Comments

Got a party to go to? Sorted out your gift? But **forgot** the wrapping paper? Need something quick. Nice but last minute?

Make your own DIY wrapping paper with potato prints and cookie cutters. Super easy and fast!

DIY Wrapping Paper

Materials: rolled white paper or brown packing paper or even newspaper, a potato, cookie cutter, knife and paint in 2 colours.

1) I find it easiest to just wrap the present first!

2) Push your cookie cutter into your potato.

3) With a knife cut around you cutter.

4) Remove the bits and the cutter and then cut across the potato to flatten your surface.

5) Dry the potato on a paper towel.

6) Using a paint brush add paint and print! I like the pattern to go diagonally, with the odd bit of colour interspersed. Or go for a random print with no order.

7) For colour change I gave the potato a quick wash, dried it and continued.

Make ANY paper using your cookie cutters – DIY gingerbread pattern wrapping paper, DIY Christmas Tree Paper wrapping paper, DIY Heart Wrapping paper.. whatever cutters you have to hand.

Update: a few days later I needed MORE paper and my potato had shrivelled. So I made this ink pad DIY Wrapping Paper, do check it out!

UPDATE 2: and now we have brought all our wrapping paper ideas together in this pone post:

Wrapping Paper Ideas for Kids

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  1. Fab idea – such a flurry of parties at the moment and we need some indoor entertainment in the rain.

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Yes Oct/ Nov seems to be Birthday party season for us!! Crazy time of year.

  3. Pinkoddy says:

    That’s really clever I love this idea. Yes birthday birthday birthday here too. Just glad my own children are spaced out.

  4. Red Ted Art says:

    Ah yes and Pip Squeak is right in the middle of this party season!! So we are contributing to it all ourselves!

  5. Thanks for this idea, it looks so lovely being handmade. I’ve just bought some paints so we’ll grab cookie cutters and paper next week. The grandparents will appreciate homemade Christmas paper too!

  6. Red Ted Art says:

    Oh yes, PERFECT for Grandparents!!!

  7. I love potato printing! Over on Climbing Rainbows we have been using fruit!

  8. We play with our cookie cutters all the time, but I’ve never used them to make a potato stamp – love this idea!

    Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Showcase! :)

  9. Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Tots. I *love* this wrapping paper! So much that I featured it this week on In Lieu of Preschool: http://www.inlieuofpreschool.com/2012/10/cars-and-stars-make-your-own-DIY-wrapping-paper-on-Tuesday-Tots.html Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button! Off to pin your post now. Thanks again for sharing!

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