The Only DIY Gift Wrap You Need to Try This Year
Founder of a boutique gifting studio of the same name, Simone LeBlanc has established herself as not only a go-to source for the perfect, personalised gift for your loved ones, but also an expert on beautiful, creative gift wrap and packaging. This year, to spread even more cheer, LeBlanc is teaching us how to create our own stylish and unique wrapping paper perfect for the holiday season.
This is my favourite holiday gift wrapping as it’s so simple to make and has such an impact.
Cut a large piece of the wrapping paper from the roll. Make sure you cut a piece larger than you think you will use to have leftovers for any last-minute gifts.
Gently secure paper down to your work surface on all four corners.
Moisten your brush a bit with water and dip into your sumi ceramic dish. The sumi ink is compacted powder, so you’ll need to mix it a bit to get the paint soft and ready for use.
Simply start adding brush strokes to your paper. The quicker and more random the placement of the brush strokes, the better. You want the final look to be spontaneous and energetic—like you had fun painting the strokes. Once you have filled your piece of paper, leave to dry completely. Wrap your packages, securing with twine and foliage, and leave for your recipients to enjoy!
Have you experimented with making your own wrapping paper? Share what you made below!