I'm sharing one more gift wrap DIY (since Christmas is only a week away, woop, woop!). For this one I wanted to incorporate this awesome vintage fabric. I found it in my grandmother's stash a few years ago, and was waiting for just the right project to use it on. Using it as ribbon on a gift for someone special seemed perfect. This gift wrap, much like the hand stamped version I shared last week, this DIY can be customized to match any theme you want. Just find your desired stencil and paint away!
Here's what you'll need:
- White craft paper.
- Craft paint.
- Stencils. I chose a leaf motif from the Martha Stewart stencil line (at Michaels Arts and Crafts).
- Stencil pouncers or paint brush (also Martha).
- Vintage fabric, and ribbon
- Scissors and tape
- A damp sponge for cleaning off your stencil.
- Optional: fresh greenery, or you could use silk as well.
Much like the stamped version you could do this project two ways. You could either wrap your gifts first, then paint them, or you could roll out your paper and paint it all at once. Just a note, if you are wrapping your gifts first, make sure you are using thickish craft paper, not thing wrapping paper. Otherwise your paint might bleed through.
Place your stencil onto your gift or rolled out craft paper. Load your pouncer or brush up with paint. Carefully fill in your design. Try to hold your stencil as still as possible.
Don't worry about being perfect, you want that hand made feel. Now let your paint dry completely. With craft paint it will usually only take an hour or two, but for maximum safeness I'd just wait overnight if possible, so you don't get any smears or smudges.
I wanted a rough edged feel for my fabric strips, so I went ahead and tore them instead of cutting them. I think it adds to the vintage/rustic look of the wrapping. I also used black velvet ribbon to compliment the gift tags I was using and colors in the fabric. I think velvet adds a wintery touch.
To make your package extra special, right before you head to your get together add some fresh greens. Evergreen will smell amazing and of course is perfect for the season. I added a sprig of rosemary.
Now it's time for giving! Thank you guys so much for tagging along with me in my little holiday gift wrap series, I hope you loved my ideas and got some inspiration for your own gift giving this year. Happy Holidays everyone!
xo ~ Emily