Christmas Crafting: Homemade Wrapping Paper

The Christmas crafting has started! My home is a chaotic jubble of ribbons, paper and fabric. It might be driving my husband nuts, but I love it and the creativity gets me in the Christmas spirit – full of joy at the greater crafter, the creator God.

This week I have been making homemade wrapping paper and even enlisted the husband’s help.

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It is the easiest Christmas craft. Take a big potato and cut it in half. Then carve out a Christmas inspired design and paint the remaining potato edge in your desired coloured paint. I did a star in white acrylic paint.

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Don’t use too much paint because then the print is likely to smear.

Then place the potato print onto some plain brown paper to make the star print.

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You can repeat this as many times as you like to create sheets of wrapping paper.

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You can do multiple designs if you are feeling extra-creative. Below is one with Christmas trees.

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And there you have it. So, get Christmas crafting!

Materials
One large potato
Blunt knife for carving
Acrylic paint
Roll of brown paper

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