One Minute Tip: Make Potato Print Wrapping Paper

One Minute Tip: Make Potato Print Wrapping Paper

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Rebecca Blumhagen
Dec 22, 2013

Today's video features a delightful old tradition for hand making wrapping paper: the potato print. In this very special holiday episode, Maxwell invites us to his printing party (and who can turn down an invitation like that?)

(Image credit: Jonathan Coleman and Rebecca Blumhagen)

Today's video features a delightful old tradition for hand making wrapping paper: the potato print. In this very special holiday episode, Maxwell invites us to his printing party (and who can turn down an invitation like that?)

Supplies:

1. Potatoes (or any root vegetable, leaf, or other natural object you can imagine would make a print - experiment!)

2. Paint

3. Plain paper (white or brown)

Choose your potato and slice!
(Image credit: Jonathan Coleman and Rebecca Blumhagen)
Carve your pattern.
(Image credit: Jonathan Coleman and Rebecca Blumhagen)
Choose/pour your paint.
(Image credit: Jonathan Coleman and Rebecca Blumhagen)
Stamp your potato firmly into the paint.
(Image credit: Jonathan Coleman and Rebecca Blumhagen)
Stamp your wrapping paper!
(Image credit: Jonathan Coleman and Rebecca Blumhagen)
And most of all...
(Image credit: Jonathan Coleman and Rebecca Blumhagen)
DON'T FORGET TO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS OVER TO DANCE!
(Image credit: Jonathan Coleman and Rebecca Blumhagen)
(Image credit: Jonathan Coleman and Rebecca Blumhagen)


• The Star: Ten years ago, Maxwell Ryan was known as the "apartment therapist," traveling by scooter to his clients' homes to help them make their spaces beautiful, organized and healthy. Part interior designer, part life coach, his touchpoints were simplicity, comfort, and lack of clutter. Unlike typical designers, Maxwell didn't want to dictate where things should go or how people should live, he wanted to arm them with the tools and the confidence to decide for themselves. Maxwell launched Apartment Therapy in 2004, turning the weekly email into a daily blog post, reviewing stores, offering tips, posting photos of Maxwell's design projects and answering readers' questions. Maxwell has a B.A. from Oberlin College, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a M. Ed. from Antioch. He lives in New York's Greenwich Village with his daughter, Ursula.

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