Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan
Are you out of wrapping paper? Or do you wish you had some that coordinated with your gift?
You can make some at home! And by the way....
"A hug is the perfect gift; one size fits all, and nobody minds if you exchange it."
Do you want to personalise your gift or to use decorative elements that suit your occasion?
If you have some rubber or acrylic stamps, why not make your own? It makes your gift much more meaningful too.
I often take the time to decorate my gifts in this manner and usually, my efforts are rewarded with heartfelt thanks!
You just cannot put a price on this type of reaction to your tender loving care.
There are so many ways you could decorate your own gifts.
I have shown you a very simple method, but you could get very creative with gel pens, glitter, paint, paint daubers, stencils, or anything else you want to use as decorative elements.
Look around for interesting ties too, like shoe laces or belts or fishing line or thin, nylon rope.
Try using stickers or printed photos or cut outs from old cards to use as decorations on your base paper.
You could also experiment with different colours and textures as a base. Use tissue for a soft, feminine look, for example, or try linen writing paper or even make your own from recycled love letters.
There are dies for your Big Shot machine like the bow die (retired) below, that allow you to make lovely paper embellishments for your gifts too.
Have fun making your very own hand stamped gift wrap!
Do you have a piece of altered art you have created? I'd love to see it.