DIY Wrapping Paper

"...Brown Paper Packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things!"
Welcome to the sixth day of my 12 Days of Christmas DIY! I hope you're staying warm and dry this holiday season!
I think the whole DIY/Handmade fad going on right now is so much fun and makes this very personal. This DIY helps you personalize each gift you wrap and set under your Christmas tree! It is my DIY Wrapping Paper.

For this DIY, you will need:
wax or news paper~ anything to cover your workspace
masking tape
Sharpies (I love all the colors!)
Tape (I'm using some fun Washi Tape!)
Brown Paper (You can get rolls of this on Amazon, HERE, or at a craft store)

STEP ONE: Cover Your Workspace
This is SUPER important! Because I'm using permanent markers, I want to make sure none will get on the counter, so I covered it with wax paper and secured it with masking tape. You could also use newspaper.
STEP TWO: Measure your paper
Just like you do with regular wrapping paper, measure your paper and cut it out! You could also plan ahead and do the following with your WHOLE ROLL! Don't cut it, but just keep rolling it out! Either way works great, and you'll be all set for your holiday wrapping!
STEP THREE: Decorate your Paper
 Using sharpies (or washable markers if you have kids!), draw, doodle, write, and color on your paper to your heart's content! As I've alluded to, this is PERFECT for children too! It's such a fun activity, and I loved to do it too! I used a twelve-pack of colored Sharpies, for a fine tip, with great color!

I laid out my paper, and went to work! I was at the end of the roll, so I used odds and ends to keep the edges down.

 I went all out for Christmas! Greetings, sayings, candy canes, presents, trees, stars, lights, wreaths, and more!
 Make it your own! I loved personalizing mine, and letting my creativity do the work!

 STEP FOUR: Wrap your Package
I wrapped up my package and used some fun Washi Tape to seal and secure the ends. It's a purple tape that says "WRAPPED WITH LOVE". I got it from Pick Your Plum or Jane Deals when they had it, and I thought it would be perfect for the Christmas season! I also like wrapping with washi tape, because you can remove the tape and reuse the wrapping paper again!

And here is the finished product! I think it makes your packages so unique, and it's so fun and festive! If you have little ones who like to color, they could use washable markers or crayons! It's so much fun to do too!

I hope you liked this DIY and got some ideas for your own wrapping paper! If you decide to design your own paper, tweet or instagram a picture using #GypsyTeacherDIY as a hashtag, because I love to see your creations!
Here's where we are in our 12 Days of Christmas DIY!
1st Day of Christmas DIY: Chai Tea Latte
2nd Day of Christmas DIY: No Heat Sponge-Rolled Curls
3rd Day of Christmas DIY: Christmas Cards and Tags
 4th Day of Christmas DIY: Travel Journal
5th Day of Christmas DIY: Ethereal Smoky Eye Look
 Whew! We're halfway through! Come back tomorrow for more crafty fun!
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