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