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To go along with our super bright and poppy play room christmas tree, I wanted wrapping paper with colourful designs on a white background. So I thought, why not make my own? I grabbed the ‘ol IKEA paper roll, cut out some potatoes and went to town. Yep, I made DIY potato stamped wrapping paper for the same price as a latte and cookie.
Mind you, a lot of the materials I already had (like the paper roll and paints. In fact I only had to buy the potatoes (which cost me less than even your cheapest latte). Chances are, especially if you have kids, you have all the materials at home already. Plus, this makes a super fun project for the kiddos, so throw on some Christmas tunes and start stamping!
M A T E R I A L S
S T E P S
- First cut your potatoes in half, then cut shapes out. I went for a very simple triangle with a little stump at the end for the christmas tree. Dab your potato dry with a paper towel or cloth.
- Apply a light layer of paint using a paint brush. You don’t want to directly put your potato in the paint or get too much on there, otherwise you’ll just end up with globs of paint on your wrapping paper.
- Repeat with different colours, using a new potato stamp and brush for each colour. You can leave it as is or add other designs like polka dots (like mine), other shapes, or brush strokes.
- Let it dry for at least 2 hours before wrapping.
If you so fancy, you can top your wrapped presents with colourful ribbon and a bunch of pom poms! I guarantee this will be a hit with the kids. I had to pry these poms out of squirrelly babe’s hands.
If you need more colourful christmas ideas, check out these posts!