Get Crafty! Personalised Christmas Wrapping!


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! 


You'll need:

  • Paper 
  • Pen
  • Erasures, bigger and flatter the better
  • Scalpel
  • 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! 



Comments

  1. this is so sweet and wonderful :)

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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    1. Glad you like it! Hope you'll be getting crafty this Christmas! X

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  2. So smart! I have a HUGE roll of kraft paper and should really do something like this. What Christmas movie is your fave? I just watch Love Actually over and over every year. Hehehe. Already seen it twice this year!

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    1. Hmmmm my favourite for Xmas eve is Muppets Christmas Carol and I love National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, so 80's! X

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  3. Really love the simplicity of the star print - so pretty! Thanks for sharing Laura x

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  4. yay, love making my own wrapping paper from time to time! love the star one :)

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    1. Thanks Laura! I like coming up with the theme, loving this years neons! X

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  5. Love these! I've wanted to give eraser stamps a go for ages, am going to buy some today! x

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    1. Hi jess! You should try them out, it's a bit addictive though! Xxx

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  6. Oh wow how amazing is this - I really need that lino kit in my life - I love the idea of making personalised stamps - thanks for sharing

    Laura x

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    1. I know, I'm a bit addicted to my Lino set and you can use it for everything! X

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