Watercolor Gift Wrap

By Melanie Blodgett of You Are My Fav

The holidays are expensive so instead of wasting precious pennies on overpriced gift wrap, make your own in three easy steps. You can even have the kids grab their aprons and make a crafternoon of it.

Lets get started with materials …

• Roll of butcher paper (can be found at any craft store)
• Set of watercolor paints
• Paint brush
• Water

Step 1: Cut several sheets of paper in various sizes.

Step 2: Dip your brush in water, then the paint and start going over the paper in an abstract pattern. Make sure not to use too much water since the paper is so thin.

Step three: When done with design, let the paper dry. It will crinkle but will straighten out once you wrap it tightly around a box. Easy, cheap, pretty, win.

Find more of Melanie on her blog.

  1. Joy

    This is such a cute idea! I have yet to make my own wrapping paper and I think this idea is a winner for me.

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  4. Wing

    This is super lovely! I’ll definitely try it!

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