We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post.
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!)