Valentine’s Day Wrapping Paper DIY – Easy Homemade Wrapping Paper Tutorial.
I like to wrap.
I know, I know. That sounds crazy.
And it’s wrap with a “w.” Not an “r” … 😉
But I really do enjoy it. And when I say it, I mean the whole process …
… the picking out the paper (or, in this case, the designing of the paper). The picking out of bows and ribbons and tags (or, in this case, improvising with baker’s twine and a heart cookie cutter).
There was a time (long ago when we were still a two-income family) when the neighbor’s children sold wrapping paper for a school fundraiser. And I would pour over that catalog.
And I would place a big, fat, expensive order. Each and every year.
I may even have a few wrapping remnants from those big, fat, expensive orders somewhere in my basement! Ha!
But now that we’re a one(ish) family income I look for much more frugal ways to wrap and present my gifts. And using what I have (brown packing paper, heart stickers, baker’s twine and acrylic paint) I decided to make my own for Valentine’s Day …
How To Make Valentine’s Day Wrapping Paper DIY
Matte Acrylic Paint (I used Red, White, Pink, Gray)
Baker’s Twine (optional)
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Start with brown packing paper, foam heart stickers and a wine cork.
Make a heart stamp using two foam hearts and wine cork.
Dip homemade stamp in paint. Dab/stamp off excess. Apply to brown packing paper.
Outline some hearts with gold paint pen.
Add an arrow.
Use a heart cookie cutter to outline a piece of your homemade wrap. Cut out heart, punch hole and use as gift tag.
Wrap with baker’s twine or ribbon. You’re choice!
And that, my friends, is what you would call a wrap! 🙂
Wasn’t that fun?
Have I turned you into a wrapping — and wrapping paper — fan like me?
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Pat M. says
What a great idea. I’m not particularly crafty, but even I could do this. (I’m better with hammer and saw than glue and little bits of craft supplies) I do try at the holidays to cut down on waste (and cost) when gift-giving and have switched to plain papers and yarn bows and ties. My dil is always happy with me since she IS a crafter and snatches up everyone’s pieces of yarn for her crafting stash.
Thanks for posting this simple but effective way for those of us who didn’t inherit the craft gene to shine as though we did.
Turned out adorable! I will have to remember this when I wrap the grandkids Valentine gifts.
I love that you get Valentine gifts for your grandkids! I’ll need to remember to do that when (or if) I ever have grandchildren!!! My kids are still very young adults so I’m not rushing them! 🙂
Your gift wrapping turned out so cute ~ pinned! I like using Kraft paper to wrap with also since it offers so many color options for accenting. Visiting from Tuesday Turn About.
Thanks! I love the craft paper too especially since it seems to last forever!!! I’m pretty sure I’ve had the same role for a decade! 🙂
Jo (A Rose Tinted World) says
This is such a good idea! So economical and so much better for the planet. Like the person above, I have had a roll of brown paper for the longest time!
The person above is me! But yes I agree let’s work to give our kids and grandkids and great grands a fighting chance!!!!
Michelle Meyer says
Hi Linda, love your Valentine’s Day gift wrap. I’m so excited to feature it tomorrow at the Tuesday Turn About Link Party. See you there!
Linda, what an adorable, heartwarming project! Pinned!
Thank you so much! And thank you for that pin!!! 🙂 Linda