Have you ever wondered if you could make your own Christmas Wrapping paper? It is a super fun craft idea, and it makes the presents under the tree look so pretty and festive! I wish I could claim this idea as my own, but this is actually something my sister did last year. I thought it was absolutely adorable, so of course, I wanted to share it with all of you (with her permission)!
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Spread the rolls outside in the driveway or in your garage. Anywhere with lots of space where you can get all messy! Then, let the kids go wild walking on the paper with painted feet and spreading their hand prints around!
Be sure you leave the paper out and flat for awhile so that it can dry completely before you start wrapping gifts!
The kids have so much fun doing it and the gifts end up look really beautiful and crafty! You can add some pretty twine or even the snazzy photo gift tags as shown in the picture below (she got those from shuttefly.com)
I’m posting this idea early, so hopefully if we all plan ahead we can have time to do pretty wrapping paper like this this year! I know my kids would love to give it a try, and you know all the grandparents would enjoy the extra “gift” of custom wrapping paper!
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Dawn ~ Spatulas On Parade says
When my kids were little we made our own paper as well. We used vegetables cut into shapes and stamped on it. I also let the kids draw on it. Great idea with the little feet and hands.
Felecia Cofield says
Hi Paula! The wrapping paper is such a cute idea! The kids will have so much fun doing this! I’m not sure about all that paint in the garage though! Maybe we’ll have a warm day so they can do this outside! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!
Ricki @ The Questionable Homesteader says
Hi Paula, I love this idea! And the best part is you can actually get the paper for free if you do to your local newspaper and ask for their newspaper ends… Mine always has some and are always happy to give them away. I like to use them for wrapping paper, but my mother used to use them when we where kids as art paper for us to paint on…
That looks like such a fun and great idea Paula!
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This is adorable!!
Carrie This Home says
Brilliant idea! Pinning this now! This would be such a fun project to do with the kids. I’m sure I’d be tempted to cut some off and frame it. Thank you so much for sharing this at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!
Thank you! I was actually trying to figure out a cute way to wrap up the homemade presents I’m making my family this year. What a great idea!
Love this! I did something similar for Mother’s Day a few years ago. Grandma’s just adore baby feet! :) Thanks for linking this up at the Make Bake Create Party!
This is just the neatest idea. I love it. I’ve got to do this with the kids this year. Thanks for sharing at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
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Britni @ Play. Party. Pin. says
I absolutely love this idea and know that my MIL would LOVE to get presents wrapped in my son’s footprints. She’d probably save it forever. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party.
I love this gift wrapping idea! My little boy would have a blast doing this. Pinned!
Miranda @ Someday Crafts says
What a fun (and messy) idea! This wrapping would be perfect for grandparent and other family gifts. We’ll be featuring this over at Someday Crafts tomorrow. Stop by and visit if you get a minute :)
Cindy Eikenberg says
Paula, this is so adorable and I’m in love with the baby’s photo with the little green feet! :) Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend. Pinning! Hope you have a happy Sunday!
Jann Olson says
Oh how the kiddies would love this! Both making it and unwrapping it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Love it! We’ve done something similar before. In fact, I’ve even stamped an image of my baby’s tushie on a card as a joke for my kid brother before. (Can hardly believe I’m admitting this.) Great idea, Paula (and sister :)
Britni @ Play. Party. Pin. says
Hi Paula! Just wanted to let you know that we featured you on the Weekend re-Treat link party this week. Hope you come join up again. http://www.playpartypin.com/2013/11/weekend-re-treat-link-party-42.html
Bonnie @ Our Secondhand House says
I featured this tutorial on my DIY Christmas: Gift Wrap Inspiration post today at Our Secondhand House. I hope you will come by and check it out!
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ARC Design Print Studio says
Thanks for sharing for such cute gift wrapping ideas for presents ! Will definitely try out these for family and friends.
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