Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

My nephew had a birthday earlier this month, and in our quest for simplicity, I didn’t want to buy wrapping paper or even a gift bag. It seems silly to me to spend money on something that’s going to get torn up and thrown away. So what I did instead was found some stamps at Goodwill for 49 cents and bought an inkpad from the Dollar Tree


and stamped all over a piece of the brown shipping paper I had left over from making the kids’ human body diagrams.

wrapping paper

To take the simplicity one step further, you could totally do this with a paper grocery bag if your gift is small enough. Then, once you have your stamps and ink, you could always have free wrapping paper (just buy a few groceries first ;)). Score!

name plate copy

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2 thoughts on “Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

  1. Sanz 04/18/2013 at 6:47 pm Reply

    That’s much more fun for the kids too!

    • wendy 04/18/2013 at 7:24 pm Reply

      For the kids making it, yes. My nephew just turned 3, so he was more concerned with getting the paper off than what it looked like lol. Yet another reason not to spend money on it.

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