You and your kids can have fun making your own gift wrap with some Postal wrap, paint and misc. items found around the house.
Here is what you need:
- Kraft colored Postal wrap (I got mine at the dollar store)
- Craft paint
- Potato & Knife (to make stamps)
- Pencil w/ new eraser (to make polka dots)
- Any other items around the house that would make a fun print
Since stuff like this always happens to me when I use a knife, I enlisted the help from my oldest to cut an image into the potato to make the potato stamp.
I told him I wanted the exact same image on the potato that he carved into his pumpkin at Halloween (it’s a self portrait).
Ok, so the self portrait wasn’t going to work, so we went for something simple like a tree.
Once you have your image, just dip the potato stamp in paint and apply to the Postal wrap.
For a different look, I dipped the end of a pencil eraser into the paint to make some polka dots.
Your options are endless! Just look around your house and see what would make a good design. You could use the end of an empty tissue roll for larger thin circles. Check out this post over at Frugal Living NW (it’s a guest post from Simply Frugal Mom) for what different designs fruits and vegetables make.
I finished them up by adding some holiday ribbon that I picked up at Michael’s (at 70% off!)