Homemade Rolling Stamp Wrapping Paper

So Thanksgiving is over- now I get to start talking about Christmas, right?  Our tree is up, the carols are playing, and I know I’m not the only one making plans!

Today I want to share with you a fun way that we thought of to make your own wrapping paper!

It’s a great way to involve your kids in the planning and gift giving of the holidays, and if your kids are like mine, they LOVE to paint or do anything else that has potential for mess!! :)

Here’s what you’ll need:

- roll of craft paper
– rolling pin
– wax paper
– packing tape
– felt or foam decoration/shape (you’ll see what I mean)
– glue gun
– paint
– paint brush

Homemade Rolling Stamp Wrapping Paper

Step 1: Cover your rolling pin with wax paper, use packing tape to secure it.  You want to do a good job of this unless you don’t care if paint gets on the rolling pin you use!

Step 2: Use glue gun to attach felt decorations to the wax paper on the rolling pin.  (About these felt/foam decorations- I don’t know what to call them, but you can find them in craft stores- they’re thick and.. yup… I can’t describe them, so you’ll have to look at the picture above.  I found these doily-ish/flower-ish shaped ones in a package at Michaels for a dollar last year and decided that with white paint, they’d look just like snowflakes! )

Now you’ve created your rolling stamp!

Homemade Rolling Stamp Wrapping Paper

Step 3: Paint over your shapes with the paint brush.

Homemade Rolling Stamp Wrapping Paper

Step 4: Start rolling!  If you have young kids, you might need to guide them (that’s my hubby up there, guiding our 2 year old)

Homemade Rolling Stamp Wrapping Paper

Step 5: Step back & admire your work!  Once the paint dries, you’ll have your own roll of homemade wrapping paper & your kids will be so proud of it!  How fun for them to give gifts to family and friends, wrapped in their own paper!

So, keep your eyes open when you’re in craft stores between now & Christmas- watch for those foam/felt shape things and get creative with your kids! :)

Homemade Rolling Stamp Wrapping Paper

Heather Lynne You can visit my kids & I over at Raising Memories Blog to browse our Christmas craft archives or to see what fun things we’re up to lately. :)

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COMMENTS
  1. November 29th, 2011 at 8:46 am
    Miriam Prantner says:
    This is a fabulous idea! My daughters would love it. Thank you!!!
    • November 30th, 2011 at 5:29 pm
      Heather says:
      You're welcome! I hope you have fun with it! :)
  2. November 29th, 2011 at 8:52 am
    Alison says:
    Ohhh that looks fun!!! Cute Post Heather!
    • November 30th, 2011 at 5:30 pm
      Heather says:
      Thanks Alison! :)
  3. November 29th, 2011 at 9:03 am
    Betty-Ann says:
    How clever...I think I might have to give this a try myself!
  4. November 29th, 2011 at 9:09 am
    Cyndi Stephenson says:
    What a clever idea. I love this and it looks like a lot of fun. Heck, if my kids don't want to do it I do. Love how your paper turned out. Thanks for the wonderful idea.
    • November 30th, 2011 at 5:31 pm
      Heather says:
      Thank you & you're welcome! :)
  5. November 29th, 2011 at 9:33 am
    Donna O'Neil says:
    That is super cute! I might have to try it with my 3 year old.
  6. November 29th, 2011 at 9:39 am
    Lauren says:
    Very cute idea! I really want to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

    Lauren
    readysetlove(at)me(dot)com
  7. November 29th, 2011 at 9:59 am
    Diane says:
    What a cute idea, I will be watching for those foam/felt shape things;)
  8. November 29th, 2011 at 10:28 am
    Natasha Kara says:
    I LOVE this idea. So much more original that bought paper. Have to try this with the kids :) Thanks for a great idea :)
    • November 30th, 2011 at 5:32 pm
      Heather says:
      You're welcome- I hope you do try it out! :)
  9. November 29th, 2011 at 10:32 am
    Heather Flaherty says:
    This is such a fun idea... Granted my kids are 12 & 14 I still think they would get a kick out of it! Need to put that on my list next time I go to the craft store.. Felt Design thingies..LOL
  10. November 29th, 2011 at 11:45 am
    Kelly Munns says:
    cute...and that little girl is precious.
    • November 30th, 2011 at 5:35 pm
      Heather says:
      Why thank you- & I have to agree with you ;)
  11. November 29th, 2011 at 11:47 am
    ~ Sara ~ says:
    ADORABLE!! Great kids craft!! I def want to try this out sometime :)
  12. November 29th, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    natasha g.p. says:
    I never would have thought of that. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I've stamped on kraft paper and white paper for wrapping for years, but have never done this!
  13. November 29th, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    sharon gullikson says:
    What a cute idea. And it's obviously easy...
  14. November 29th, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    b.poteraj says:
    How cute. I'm getting ideas of what else can be done.
  15. November 29th, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    Annette says:
    SOO cute. Love this idea for customize your own wrapping paper. Would be fun to have this project to do with my granddaughter. Thanks. LOVE HOW DOESSHE.
  16. November 29th, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    Annette says:
    SOO many to choose from. I love making homemade items for my neighbors and office personnel. I do quite a bit of paper crafting. I get numerous comments every year from the recipients - even the men! This beautiful twine would have been great on a few of these projects. Maybe this years!
  17. November 29th, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    Annette says:
    Completed the 4 simple ways to enter. THANKS for the opportunity.
  18. November 29th, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Carrie says:
    What an awesome idea! {This my comment on another post for the bakery twine}
  19. November 29th, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Nicole Chante Staden says:
    wow that is really clever. I think I will try that.
  20. November 29th, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    Laura says:
    Love this idea, will have to try it sometime and make my own paper.
  21. November 29th, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    Nelly says:
    This is really cute!
  22. November 29th, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    Cathe says:
    that is such a cool idea...I love it!
  23. November 29th, 2011 at 7:01 pm
    Stacy A says:
    What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing. The little girl in the picture is too darn adorable!

    stacy at TotallyTwistedCards dot com
    • November 30th, 2011 at 5:36 pm
      Heather says:
      Thanks Stacy! She is pretty cute ;)
  24. November 29th, 2011 at 9:39 pm
    Alexis says:
    Great idea!!
  25. November 30th, 2011 at 3:11 am
    Dragongirl says:
    This is a very cool idea! Thanks for sharing it! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    • November 30th, 2011 at 5:36 pm
      Heather says:
      Thank you! Merry Christmas to you, too! :)
  26. November 30th, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    Rebecca S says:
    Super cute IDEA.....Love it
  27. November 30th, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    Lizscraps says:
    Quality family time and a super win/win activity equals fun with a bonus end product! Kudos!
  28. November 30th, 2011 at 7:55 pm
    ScrappinAbby says:
    This is a fantastic idea...what a wonderful way to "blend" the world of stamping/paper crafting & using baking tools...will have to try this one for sure : )
  29. November 30th, 2011 at 9:07 pm
    traci severson says:
    love, love, love this idea! gonna steal it and use it! just bought a roll of kraft paper....can't wait!
  30. December 2nd, 2011 at 8:19 am
    Melissa says:
    What a wonderful idea! I wanted to pack my gifts in those big paper mache looking boxes this year and I can totally use this idea to make it cute! Thanks so much!
  31. December 2nd, 2011 at 11:29 am
    Justene says:
    This is such a cool idea! I have a slight addiction to all things paper! I can't wait to do this with my granddaughter! Thanks!
    • December 3rd, 2011 at 2:48 pm
      Heather Lynne says:
      haha :) You're welcome- have fun! :)
  32. December 2nd, 2011 at 7:55 pm
    Bee says:
    This is a really cute idea.
  33. December 5th, 2011 at 8:09 am
    Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says:
    This is SUCH a cute way to dress up some kraft paper! I love it! Pinning! :)
  34. December 5th, 2011 at 8:24 am
    waldessa says:
    What a fantastic idea!!
  35. December 5th, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    Monica says:
    Love this. Just one more way to a personal touch to gift giving.
  36. December 5th, 2011 at 8:52 pm
    Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer says:
    This is such a great idea and so fun to try with your kids. Nice job. I am visiting from Skip to my Lou!
  37. December 6th, 2011 at 10:56 am
    Taryn says:
    Love this for my daughters, and going to use it w/ play dough rolling pins and brown paper bags for my kindergarten students to decorate the bags for their parents' gifts.
    • December 9th, 2011 at 11:41 am
      Heather Lynne says:
      What a great way to use this idea! That will be fuN! :)
  38. December 7th, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    Lindsay Bass says:
    ADORABLE! How fun for all year too for birthdays and other holidays!
  39. December 7th, 2011 at 5:54 pm
    Kristen S- Craft Gossip says:
    This craft is so precious..the pictures of the little girl with her dad helping her are so heartwarming! Love this craft..posted about it on Craft Gossip! Thanks!

    http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=5187
    • December 9th, 2011 at 11:40 am
      Heather Lynne says:
      Aww, thank you!! :)
      And thanks for sharing it! :)
  40. December 7th, 2011 at 10:00 pm
    Shirley says:
    I love to make homemade wrapping paper. Thanks for the directions for this neat idea.
  41. December 16th, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    Karisa says:
    What a great idea! I just wanted to let you know that I've included this in our giftwrap roundup on the FaveCrafts Blog: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-cute-gift-wrap-ideas/

    Please let me know if you're ever interested in publishing your tutorials/patterns with FaveCrafts!
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