DIY Gift Wrap

Hi friends! Hope your week is off to a great start! Today’s post is sure to add some cheer to your day because it is so super cute!! Design team member, Amanda is teaching us how to make your own gift wrapping paper! She’s used the unicorn stamp from this stamp set in my Gather collection and it turned out darling!! Once you have a roll of white paper and a few stamps, the possibilities are endless and you can make so many different cute varieties of paper! I think these bow stamps would also be perfect for this project! You could use each one to make a different wrapping paper or use all the different bow stamps on one paper and stamp them randomly for a fun look! Read on for the full tutorial! You are going to love it!

In case you haven’t figured it out, I LOVE sending happy mail. I mean, is there anything better then opening your mail box to a bright colored envelope or a package sitting on top of all your bills and junk mail??

Every month I budget a small amount to use for gifting and sending happy mail. Some months I don’t send anything, giving me a larger budget the following month. Last week I gathered my supplies and wrapped up a few little gifts to go along with a thank you note.

I made my own gift wrap and wanted to share a tutorial with you since it is so easy and fun to make!


DIY Wrapping paper supplies: Roll of white paper | Unicorn Stamp | Stamp Ink

After you have gathered your supplies, roll your white paper out big enough to cover the package you want to wrap. To start I stamped 5 unicorns on the first row. Starting my second row I stamped 4 unicorns in the middle of the 5 from the first row. Continue this pattern until you reach the top of your paper.

unicornstamp-copyTIP >>>> If you don’t want to have tape marks on your wrapping paper use a small dot of hot glue or double sided adhesive.

Along with my handmade unicorn stamped paper I also created a second wrapping paper with painted brush strokes. Just grab your favorite paint colors and go crazy!!!!

unicorngiftwrapLastly, I used pattern papers from Maggie Holmes Gather Collection, ruffled crepe paper and sequin trims to add a little sparkle and texture to decorate my packages. On one of them, I used a scrap fabric strip as a ribbon and made a button using my button maker and pattern paper to attach everything together.

buttonpackageSo are you ready to to add a little cheer to someones day!!!? It can be as simple as a handwritten note with confetti inside. We can always use a little happy mail surprise.

unicornpackage4Happy Monday!


Supplies Used >> Unicorn Stamp / Bows Stamp SetGather Stamp Set / Black & White Buffalo Check Paper / Gather 12×12 Paper Pad / Black Stamping Ink / Maggie Holmes Gather Collection

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