Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Humble Kraft paper really is becoming one of my absolute favorite secret weapons when it comes to stylish gift wrapping. I love that it sets a neutral stage to showcase any number of baubles and embellishments!
In addition to the Paper Medallion Ornaments I shared a few weeks back and the Custom Printed Twill Ribbon I shared last week, I wanted to add a really festive touch to this package for my sister. I decided to use an eye-grabbing stencil and some shimmery turquoise paint to achieve just the effect I was looking for!
To stencil your own packages, all you need is a fun stencil, some paint and stenciling brushes and some kraft paper.
Start by wrapping your gift with the kraft paper. Stencil your image onto the paper as desired, making sure to use only a small amount of paint so that it doesn’t seep through the paper. Allow 15 minutes or so for the paint to dry before finishing your package with your other desired decorative accents.
Another fun touch is to use a white paint pen to write the recipient’s name onto the packaging. No need to print off any gift tags – hooray!