Stamped Wrapping Paper

Stamped Wrapping Paper DIY | Dressed In OrangeOnly 2 days left until Christmas! If you’re still looking for a quick, unique way to wrap those last minute gifts, why not try stamping your wrapping paper?  All you need is a stamp, ink, masking/washi tape, and butcher or plain wrapping paper.

Take your paper and roll it out or cut to size. Take pieces of tape to secure the corners to your working surface.

Stamped Wrapping Paper DIY | Dressed In Orange

The simplest version is to use a small stamp that can be repeated in a polka dot-like pattern. I used a small snowflake stamp with white ink and stamped all over – I didn’t try to perfectly space out the stamps because I liked a more handcrafted look.

For something requiring a little more patience, you can use a larger stamp to cover the entire paper surface. Stamped Wrapping Paper DIY | Dressed In OrangeI used a wood grain stamp.  Because the stamp is likely larger than your ink pad, make sure to evenly cover the entire stamp surface with enough ink.

Stamped Wrapping Paper DIY | Dressed In OrangePosition your first stamping at the corner of your paper and press firmly and evenly to ensure the full stamp image comes through. Re-apply ink and position your stamp next to the first stamped area, aligning the edges and corners.

Stamped Wrapping Paper DIY | Dressed In OrangeOnce you stamp the whole surface, let the ink dry for at least an hour.  If the ink is dry and non-smudging to the touch, you’re ready to wrap!

Stamped Wrapping Paper DIY | Dressed In OrangeI wanted to go for a rustic look on all my wrapping this year, so I used yarn or twine instead of ribbon and added clippings from my Christmas tree and garland. Simple and pretty!

 

 

 

 

 

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