When it comes to celebrations (weddings, showers, luncheons, parties), there is rarely an event where (in the South at least) you show up empty handed. Whether that’s a nice bottle of wine, a hostess gift, or a gift for the newlyweds, you’re likely to pass out a dozen or more gifts throughout the course of the year.
When we collaborated with Jess of Frapps & Frills to style three scenes for this post, I had a very specific vision for the gift wrap. I scoured the internet for the perfect paper to adorn the gifts with little luck. The wrapping paper needed to be soft and elegant, but still colorful…talk about a hard combination for pre-designed gift wrap! When I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I set out to make my own.
I ordered a roll of white paper from Amazon (be sure to get it in normal wrapping paper dimensions of at least 30″ wide) and used a bottle of blush acrylic paint I already had on hand plus a brush and a bowl. That’s it! It was a simple, yet impactful, design-it-yourself project that turned out so beautifully!
Make your own gift wrap:
I even think this would be a fun project to do with kids! You can roll out the paper and do as many different variations as you’d like, roll it back up and use it all year long!
No more boring gifts, okay?! This simple project will turn even the smallest gift into something thoughtful and original.
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Photography by Rachel Linder