DIY Upcycled Wrapping Paper


This is a super simple craft that is easy, fun and appropriate for all ages.  It all starts with saving brown packing paper that is used in boxes and decorating it with items you already have around the house.  You will feel great about teaching your littles to reduce-reuse-recycle and it’s a fun way to spend time together too!  You will save some money and waste by avoiding buying commercial wrapping paper as well.

Supplies You Need:

Brown Craft paper, saved from packing materials

Cookie Cutters (We used a reindeer, gingerbread man, candy cane and santa)

Red, Blue and Yellow non-toxic paint (Mix the blue and yellow to make green)

Plate

Steps:

Lay out a large piece of paper on a flat surface like a table or floor and secure with some blue painter’s tape (I recommend this tape because it peels off very easily and cleanly without ripping your paper).

1

Squeeze a small amount of paint onto a plate and dip your cookie cutter into it. You may want to do this for your child at first if they are young to show them what to do.  Stamp the cookie cutter onto the paper.

2

Repeat the process, switching colors and cookie cutters as desired. Let dry and then feel free to decorate with additional embellishments.  Enjoy using your upcycled wrapping paper for holiday gifts, especially great for grandparents!

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DIY Upcycled Wrapping Paper

DIY Upcycled Wrapping Paper

Ingredients

  • Brown Craft paper, saved from packing materials
  • Cookie Cutters (We used a reindeer, gingerbread man, candy cane and santa)
  • Red, Blue and Yellow non-toxic paint (Mix the blue and yellow to make green)
  • Plate

Instructions

  1. Lay out a large piece of paper on a flat surface like a table or floor and secure with some blue painter's tape (I recommend this tape because it peels off very easily and cleanly without ripping your paper).
  2. Squeeze a small amount of paint onto a plate and dip your cookie cutter into it. You may want to do this for your child at first if they are young to show them what to do. Stamp the cookie cutter onto the paper.
  3. Repeat the process, switching colors and cookie cutters as desired. Let dry and then feel free to decorate with additional embellishments. Enjoy using your upcycled wrapping paper for holiday gifts, especially great for grandparents!
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