DIY wrapping paper

Have you ever needed some fun wrapping paper but just couldn’t find anything you liked? Why not make your own?

Sugar skull DIY wrapping paper using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #wrappingpaper #sugarskullThe Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. This post also contains affiliate links. The opinions I share are solely my own.

Sugar skull DIY wrapping paper using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #wrappingpaper #sugarskullI started with a large piece of kraft paper, some of my favorite acrylic paint colors and an old plastic gift card. I added a line of paint on the edge of the card and then scraped each of the colors over the paper in different directions. This is a super fast way to add color to any project!

Sugar skull DIY wrapping paper using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #wrappingpaper #sugarskullUsing more acrylic paint and a few household items (bubble wrap, a cardboard tube, drywall mesh tape), I added more layers of color and shapes to the wrapping paper.

Sugar skull DIY wrapping paper using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #wrappingpaper #sugarskullThe next layer of color and shapes was achieved with a round paint brush and a watercolor palette that I use all the time. Water thinned acrylic paint would have the same effect. I added swirls, X’s and splotches randomly. I then used water thinned white acrylic paint to add splatters of paint over the entire wrapping paper design.

Sugar skull DIY wrapping paper using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #wrappingpaper #sugarskullOnce the layers of paint for the background were dry, it was time to add some black stenciling. I started with the Mini Sugar Skull stencil, black acrylic paint and a makeup sponge.

Sugar skull DIY wrapping paper using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #wrappingpaper #sugarskullMore designs were added with the This Day and Trust Your Heart stencils. I then outlined parts of each black design with a white gel pen.

Sugar skull DIY wrapping paper using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #wrappingpaper #sugarskullThe white gel pen pops the skulls and flowers off of the background to give them more dimension. Now I’m ready for my gift wrapping!

Sugar skull DIY wrapping paper using stencils from The Crafter's Workshop • AtopSerenityHill.com #stencil #wrappingpaper #sugarskullThis is a great design for Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead which happens on November 1. Do you know someone whose birthday happens on that date? What about Halloween? Or maybe…just because! Any reason to create your own DIY wrapping paper is a good one!

Thanks for joining me today!

Consie

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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