I really like the lovely kraft wrapping paper you can buy at the moment, but we’re having a low budget Christmas and splurging £3.50 for 3m of wrapping paper isn’t an option.
So I decided to make my own. Considering the paper is probably just going to end up torn and in the recycle, I’m not making much but it’s quite therapeutic.
All the stamps and ink are from my old ‘stash’ from when I used to do scrapbooking, so my only outlay to make these was a roll of brown paper for under £2 (I got mine from Tesco, but saw some in our local discount store after I’d got it, and probably can get at local post office – if you have one – or online.)
For small children, ready-mix paint and foam (or potato etc) stamps would work, and newspaper is an alternative to brown paper for recycled wrapping. But I wanted a kraft paper look!
Mighty Girl and Danger Girl have had a go making their own paper too, but they haven’t got the idea of wrapping paper as such so mainly end up painting pictures instead. Which is fine.
I also have a couple of plain tea towels and canvas shopping bags plus fabric paint for the grandparents presents…