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10 DIY GIFT WRAP IDEAS

By Jennie Lennick

10 Colorful Hand Painted Wrapping Paper Tutorials

I've scoured the internet to find the most uncomplicated and colorful DIY wrapping paper ideas to bring your gift wrap game to the next level. Spend a relaxing evening painting a bunch of wrapping paper, so you're ready to wrap any gift at any time! You will be surprised how easy and fun it is to create your own!


1. Block Printed Wrapping Paper

Block printing is a simple way to get started with printmaking! It's easy to do at home, and you don't need any special equipment, just a few tools, some ink, and whatever you'd like to print on! 

I wrote this blogspecifically about printing on fabric, but you can use the techniques discussed to print on paper. 

Get the DIY here!

2. High Contrast Gift Wrap

Go bold with high contrast colors! I love the look of this black wrapping paper with colorful painted accents. Get the DIY at Lay Baby Lay.

3. Pretty Pastel Paper

Pastels are pretty any time of the year. Play around with different color combos for a unique look. Need some inspiration? I love the gift wrap they created over at Oh Happy Day.

4. Splatter Painted Gift Wrap

Splatter painting is so fun but super messy! I got a bunch of paint on my wall! Make sure you protect your work surface with a table cloth or tarp for this technique.

Check out my DIY here!

5. Print Quickly with Roller Stamping

Want to print a lot in a short amount of time? Try roller stamping! This simple tutorial from Handmade Charlotte is excellent. I love how she used a lint roller to create her stamp!

Want to print a lot in a short amount of time? Try roller stamping! This simple tutorial from Handmade Charlotte is excellent. I love how she used a lint roller to create her stamp!

6. Mixed Media Wrapping Paper

Why stick to one medium when you can have them all! Create beautifully layered gift wrap with watercolor paints, tempera paint, and stamping. This inspiring tutorial from Art Bar is terrific. 

7. Spray Painted Paper

If you have the space and the ventilation, spray painting is a fun way to paint large amounts of paper at once. This tutorial from Pretty Life Girls outlines a couple of different ways to paint your paper with spray paint. 

8. Paint With Stencils

Easily create bold prints on your wrapping paper with handmade or store-bought stencils! This tutorial from Made to Be a Mommashows you how to do it!

9. Watercolor Gift Bags

Light Up Mummy Jars

Watercolor some glassine bags for little gifts! They look adorable when dolled up with watercolor. Check out the simple tutorial from Say Yes.

10. Minimal Hand Painted Paper

Simple painting can make a significant impact! I painted long straight lines in a few different colors across my paper for my design. The composition only took a few minutes to complete, but I love how it looks! Check out my DIY here! 

More Craft Tutorials to Get in The Holiday Spirit

Want to learn more about painting and printmaking? Check out these tutorials!

Did you try any of these wrapping paper ideas? Share your experience in the comments!

JENNIE LENNICK 

Designer, entrepreneur, and lover of crafts! Boss Lady at Jenny Lemons in San Francisco


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