Paint Your Own Bold and Graphic Wrapping Paper

Paint Your Own Bold and Graphic Wrapping Paper

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Linda Ly
Nov 20, 2013
(Image credit: Joke Vande Gaer for Oh Happy Day)

Oftentimes, DIY wrapping paper means a sheet of brown kraft tied with twine or ribbon... and maybe a little ornament tucked into the bow. But if you've got a rainy day at home and want to create your own unique homemade wrapping paper, try this modern and crafty approach!

Using a variety of tools (a big paintbrush, a paint roller, a spray bottle, and a toothbrush) and black watercolor paint, you can create your own bold and graphic gift wrap on the cheap — and it's much more interesting than going the kraft route.

You don't have to limit yourself to black paint, either. Splatter on some festive red strokes for Christmas, or a soothing wash of ocean blue for an all-purpose wrap.

See how it's done over on Oh Happy Day!

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