I decided to come up with a craft idea only using things I already own. This homemade spring pink wrapping paper is one of my new favorite easy paper crafts.
Given how much craft stuff I already own, I could probably do this again. Every month. Or every week. Or even every day. Oops!
My Easy Pink Wrapping Paper Craft
Can you guess how I made this pink wrapping paper? It looks a little familiar, right?
I bought a patterned roller a few years ago and I love it. I have used it to make some really amazing DIY projects such as dish towels and napkins and I got to thinking. What else could I make with it? Would it work on paper? Could I make my own wrapping paper?
In order to test my theory, I looked around my craft room to see what materials I had on hand. Here is what I found:
- Newsprint paper. I had a box of this in the craft room. I keep a box handy and use it to pack away breakables like mercury glass, Christmas decorations, etc.
- Spray paint in coral, cranberry, and berry pink. I don’t even remember what I bought these colors for, but they are perfect for this project!
- White acrylic paint
- My trusty decorative paint roller
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Easy Paper Crafts Step By Step
I decided to test my idea to make an easy paper craft into wrapping paper. I wasn’t sure how the spray paint would dry or if the paper would disintegrate underneath the spray paint.
The first step was to lay out newspaper on the driveway and then added three sheets of plain newsprint. I started with the coral color and started spraying.
As I sprayed the paint, it looked almost like suede. It was working! I covered the first sheet and moved on to the cranberry color.
This color was deep and a gorgeous purple almost wine color and also looked like suede. I finished up with the berry pink color.
Once I was finished coating the plain newsprint with the three spray paint colors, I went back to the first sheet to check on it. It still looked a little wet, but it was dry! The integrity of the paper was fine, it didn’t rip or tear.
At this point, I realized this just might work!
Next, I squeezed out white acrylic paint onto parchment paper on a cookie sheet. I rolled the roller through the white paint and then across the spray-painted paper and it looked amazing! Talk about an easy paper craft, this was really easy!
This paper was made with Coral spray paint.
This was made with Berry Pink paint.
I love the Cranberry paint I used for this one.
Once the roller paint was dry, I wrapped the three gifts that I needed to wrap and send for a friend’s birthday.
Gift Wrapping with Pink Wrapping Paper
I am so excited to know that I can make my own wrapping paper. The spray paint covered the newsprint paper completely and dried quickly. The possibilities are endless.
I have a number of antique decorative rollers that I have collected over the years and I cannot wait to try them.
I love to use organza and chiffon ribbons when wrapping gifts. The finished product has such an elevated look and feel.
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Creative Ideas for Make Your Own Wrapping Paper
I can’t wait to mix and match using multiple rollers on one sheet of paper.
I now want to make a lot of my own wrapping paper with other paint rolls, stamps, stencils, and more (trust me, I have lots of things in my craft room I can use!).
Think how fun it would be to make wrapping paper for gift recipients based on their favorite colors and personality. Or I can make the gift wrap and give it as a gift! Would you like to receive handmade wrapping paper?
How much fun will this be for birthdays and holidays like Christmas? All of the paper under the tree could be handmade and color-coordinated, wow!
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely. You can paint it first with spray paint. Or use plain white or brown butcher paper. Nest, add some fun designs with stamps (including potatoes), stencils or a paint roller as I did here.
In some cases, brown paper is thicker. While that is a good thing, some brown paper is too thick and it is hard to fold which can be cumbersome when wrapping a gift. As long as you use a lighter weight, brown paper is one of my favorite gift-wrapping ideas.
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