How to Make Free Wrapping Paper

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Gift giving is fun, but the wrapping can be expensive! In some cases, wrapping paper and other gift wrapping supplies may add up to as much as or more than the cost of the gift itself!

If you are giving gifts on a budget, save money by making your own wrapping paper. If you or someone you know already owns rubber stamps and rubber stamp ink
pads, then this project is completely free!

Paper grocery bags are ideal for making into wrapping paper because they break down into fairly large sheets. Paper bags are also heavier and more durable than most wrapping papers. And making your own wrapping paper means it is completely custom!

This project is easy, and is great for doing with kids!

Grocery Bag Wrapping Paper

For this project, you will need:

* Paper grocery bags
* Rubber stamps in the theme for which you wish to make your wrapping paper (Christmas, birthday, wedding, etc.)
* Rubber stamp ink pads

Directions:

1. Start by disassembling the paper grocery bags. Carefully tear or cut the bags along their seams, flattening them each out into a single, large piece of paper. You may trim the edges if you wish, but it is not necessary.
2. Place the wrapping paper on a table or other solid surface (such as a very flat, hard floor) with the inside of the bag facing up. The outside of the bag, which often has a store logo or other printing, should be facing downward.
3. Use rubber stamps to apply a design to your wrapping paper. Use stamps in a design that matches the theme of your gift giving. If you do not have occasion-specific rubber stamps, you can easily use related stamps to create a motif. Floral stamps work good for wedding showers, for instance. If you do not have the appropriate rubber stamps, ask any crafty friends, family members, or coworkers if they have any rubber stamps you can borrow to complete your DIY wrapping paper project.

When creating a design with your rubber stamps, there is no right or wrong way to go about it. If you are unsure of your design, remember that there is much to learn from any experiment, even if it fails!

You can opt to use a single rubber stamp for your design, or mix it up with two or more different stamps. The same goes for colors. You are limited only by your imagination! Play around with different designs, and remember that the most important thing is to have fun!

Gift giving is fun, but the wrapping can be expensive! In some cases, wrapping paper and other gift wrapping supplies may add up to as much as or more than the cost of the gift itself!

If you are giving gifts on a budget, save money by making your own wrapping paper. If you or someone you know already owns rubber stamps and rubber stamp ink pads, then this project is completely free!

Paper grocery bags are ideal for making into wrapping paper because they break down into fairly large sheets. Paper bags are also heavier and more durable than most wrapping papers. And making your own wrapping paper means it is completely custom!

This project is easy, and is great for doing with kids!

Grocery Bag Wrapping Paper

For this project, you will need:

  • Paper grocery bags
  • Rubber stamps in the theme for which you wish to make your wrapping paper (Christmas, birthday, wedding, etc.)
  • Rubber stamp ink pads

Directions:

  1. Start by disassembling the paper grocery bags. Carefully tear or cut the bags along their seams, flattening them each out into a single, large piece of paper. You may trim the edges if you wish, but it is not necessary.
  2. Place the wrapping paper on a table or other solid surface (such as a very flat, hard floor) with the inside of the bag facing up. The outside of the bag, which often has a store logo or other printing, should be facing downward.
  3. Use rubber stamps to apply a design to your wrapping paper. Use stamps in a design that matches the theme of your gift giving. If you do not have occasion-specific rubber stamps, you can easily use related stamps to create a motif. Floral stamps work good for wedding showers, for instance. If you do not have the appropriate rubber stamps, ask any crafty friends, family members, or coworkers if they have any rubber stamps you can borrow to complete your DIY wrapping paper project.

    When creating a design with your rubber stamps, there is no right or wrong way to go about it. If you are unsure of your design, remember that there is much to learn from any experiment, even if it fails!

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