It's no secret that i am OBSESSED with kraft paper! I especially love using it to wrap gifts all year long. People say they know it's a gift from me without even seeing the card because I always wrap in kraft!
I love that it's a more eco-friendly option than regular wrapping paper, and that you can get very creative with how you style and decorate it.
Today I'm going to show you the 3 ways I'm using Kraft to wrap my gifts this year. You can also reuse paper bags you may have stored at home.
Stamp a Pattern
For this wrapping we made potato stamps which was really fun! I love this option for when you don't have the exact stamps you have in mind for wrapping. You also get a larger, more simple design this way. This is a great one to do with kids, I would say 4 and up. My 2 year old toddler would rather paint with his paint brush than take the time to stamp :)
Here's how to potato stamp!
1. Gather your materials
You will need cookie cutters, potatoes (size depending on how big you want your stamps) and a knife.
2. Cut the potato in half and push your cookie cutter in.
Once your cookie cutter is in far enough, with your knife begin cutting away at the potato to reveal the cutter's edges, as show above. As you can see in the second photo, I cut the potato lengthwise for my larger tree cookie cutter.
3. Gently remove your cookie cutter.
4. Paint directly on the potato.
Pat the potato dry first, then cover fully with paint of choice.
5. Begin stamping!
I have a huge roll of Kraft paper, so I cut very large pieces off then began stamping it so I could cut to size for each gift later on.
And here's Anchor so calmly painting his stamp before it became a "creative mess". Haha, maybe we'll try it again next year! PS having kids just paint the craft paper also comes out VERY cool and unique for wrapping!
Potato Stamp Tags
As you saw above I cut a potato lengthwise to create a larger stamp which I then turned into easy, festive gift tags. Read on below for the steps!
1. Follow the steps above to create your stamp.
2. Begin stamping
Leave enough space around each stamp so you can cut each out and have room to write your recipients' names.
3. Cut out each stamp in whatever way you wish!
Leave room for your recipients' names.
4. Write names in below.
I used letter stamps but do whatever you please!
5. Attach to gifts.
Glue to wrapped boxes, punch a hole and stick twine through to attach to a bag, however you choose!
Natural and Elegant Touches
I love this one! You can use pine, acorns, branches...the possibilities abound! Here's the post where I show you how to dehydrate oranges and wrap in this style.