I absolutely love to wrap gifts in special ways, but trying to keep up with different rolls of wrapping paper for every occasion used to make me want to pull my hair out until I got smart and realized I could replace each an every one with one easy-to-find supply: Kraft paper! Today I am going to share with you how I use stamps to easily update and personalize the paper to make it perfect for wrapping gifts for any recipient. This gift wrap is not only perfect for the holidays, but also for birthday, anniversaries, and just about any occasion under the sun!
For this project, you will need…
- A boxed gift
- Kraft paper
- Stamps (You can use decorative stamps or stamps with occasion-specific sentiments. Whatever strikes your fancy!)
- Ink pads
- Twine, ribbon, and other accessories (optional)
To begin, cut a piece of kraft paper large enough to wrap your gift. Use the stamps and ink pad to randomly stamp images across the surface of the paper. You can even use letter stamps to stamp a specific name or message. Be creative! Allow the ink to dry completely before using the paper to wrap your gift as you would with traditional wrapping paper.
Now, finishing things off with a flourish by tying a pretty bow with twine. One easy, inexpensive way to embellish gifts is with simple, handmade felt cutouts, like the star I used here. I also love to add a jingle bell or two for a festive touch!
In addition to stamping, using paint and stencils is another great way to punch up kraft paper.
Or, for a stylish, reusable gift-wrap option, be sure to take a peek at my drawstring fabric gift bag tutorial. I love making a passel of these at the beginning of December to use all holiday season long!
Any of these gift wrap options go perfectly with my free printable Christmas gift tags!