Want to get crafty this christmas but not got the time to make all those presents? Why not make your own personalised gift wrapping! Its a quick and easy way to give your gifts a touch of handmade love that your friends and family will receive with glee! The best thing about making your own wrapping is that you can get creative and make it totally unique to you! Its also really cost effective!
To create your personalised wrapping paper, gift tags and thank you stickers we'll be making easy, simple stamps that look fabulous! So lets get Christmas crafty!
First, think about your wrapping theme, create a collection of inspiring Christmas pictures on Pinterest like my Christmas Dreams board. It really helps me focus my crafty, creative ideas. Once you have your theme and designs its time to start making the stamps!
- Erasures, bigger and flatter the better
- Lino Cutter Set
- Ink pad with your colour of choice
Draw your design in pen and press the erasure onto it, this will create a faint transfer of the image. Fill any gaps in the design with your pen and carve the design out with your lino cutter, easy! Don't forget that the design on the rubber should be a mirror image of your design so it will print the correct way up. You now have your own unique stamp that you can keep printing for ever!
To make your personalised wrapping paper print your chosen design onto brown kraft paper, around £1 a roll. Don't forget to get creative and use any coloured ink pad you want. I think this design looks really cool in black, simple and dynamic!
To make the gift tags just print onto card and simply cut your tags out. I printed my gift tags on pink neon paper to go with my "Merry and Bright" theme. I love them and they take seconds to make!
For the thank you stickers I bought a sheet of round neon stickers that I stamped onto. I use them on my jewellery boxes but your could use them in a thank you card or gift box.
Have fun making your own personalised Christmas gift wrap! Heres my top tip: put on a Christmas film, grab a glass of mulled wine and get stamping!
Like my gift wrapping? In the spirt of Christmas I’m offering a FREE gift wrapping service on all I Love Crafty orders to make buying a present that little bit easier and a little less stressful!