DIY Polka Dot Wrapping Paper

DIY polka dot wrapping paper from Squirrelly Minds
Everyone loves a DIY christmas, and is it just me or do we all have a thing for polka dots? Why not put the two together!
This is a really simple DIY that shows you how, with the right tools, you can create your own polka dot wrapping paper.

Here’s what you need:

DIY polka dot wrapping paper materials from Squirrelly Minds
Embossing tools are fairly inexpensive and go a long way. To get started right away head down to your local Walmart and pick one up for $14.90.
I used white embossing powder for a falling snow look, but you can use whatever coloured powder you like. Just make sure your ink is either invisible (tinted) or the same colour as your powder.

DIY polka dot wrapping paper from Squirrelly Minds
  • Use the eraser of a new pencil to stamp a polka dot onto your kraft paper.
  • Cover the stamped area with embossing powder.
  • Shake off excess powder.
  • Heat with the embossing tool for 2-4 seconds.
  • Repeat.

DIY polka dot wrapping paper from Squirrelly Minds
To save time I stamped several polka dots in a row opposed to individually like shown in the steps. Just be sure you cover the dots in powder before the ink dries and be careful not to accidentally rub off the powder before embossing.
DIY polka dot wrapping paper from Squirrelly Minds
You can always go back over the polka dots that didn’t fully turn out. Just stamp, powder and emboss them again. I even did this after wrapping the gift.
DIY polka dot wrapping paper from Squirrelly Minds
To finish it off I wrapped up my gift with some silver twine from knot & bow and made a tag from a rifle paper co gift sticker.
DIY polka dot wrapping paper from Squirrelly Minds
With how super fun and easy this wrapping paper is to make, I’ll be making lots and excited to wrap all the goodies in this creation!

One of my favourite things about wrapping presents is thinking of all the different, creative ways I can wrap the presents.
How are you wrapping your gifts this year?

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Comment (12)

  1. Great minds think alike! I shared a DIY polka dot paper just the other day. Mine used a rolling pin and paint, but I really like the glittery effect you managed to get. Great idea :)

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

  2. Wavatar Kait says:

    This is really pretty. But at the same time, it seems like a lot of work for wrapping paper. XD Now this is coming from a woman who makes her own envelopes… But still I’d be all “don’t rip the wrapping ! D:” Haha. :P

    I like the photos of your wrapped parcel. :)

  3. Wavatar Stephanie says:

    So cute, Tan! And those reindeer tags are adorable!

  4. Wavatar Noor says:

    How are you long time no talk :) I love this DIy its super cute and I will have to try it when I give some gifts.

  5. Wavatar Inge says:

    I’m having a polka dot revival at the moment, so I love this!

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  7. Hi Tan

    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of polka dot crafts! Check it out here:

    Have a great day!

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  9. Wavatar Jamie says:

    Adorable! I love tied up craft paper as wrapping :) The addition of embossed dots and a sprig are gorgeous accents!

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