I’m going to show you how you can create your own unique wrapping paper with some eco-friendly Kraft paper and hand lettering!
Not only is creating your own wrapping paper WAY more fun than buying it from the store, but it’s also so much more eco-friendly than plastic-coated shiny christmassy papers.
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you:
- how to write one quick & easy calligraphy word that’ll make you look pro
- how to flawlessly fill up your wrapping paper to the edges
- an easy way to make your lettering pop
- AND…drum roll…my secret weapon for making wrapping gifts a breeze! ?
First Things First…
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- Black Brush Pen (any one with a large tip will do)
- Molotow Liquid Chrome Marker
- Brown Kraft Paper
Now let’s get started!
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Step 1: Roll out and tape down your Kraft Paper
Tip: Cut your paper a bit bigger than what you’ll need to wrap your item because we’re going to letter off the edges to give it that run off look.
Step 2: Use your pencil and ruler to mark out the size you need for wrapping
Step 3: Draw diagonal guidelines for your lettering
Note: You can totally do this straight, I just personally prefer the lettering to be at an angle.
Keep your lettering height about the width of the ruler!
Remember: Make your lines as light as possible because you will be erasing them!
Step 4: Begin your lettering!
Starting somewhere in the middle of your sketched lines, start your lettering.
Step 5: Cut out your wrapping paper along your pencil border
Step 6: Erase your pencil lines
Tape down your cut out piece of wrapping paper, and go through and erase all of those pencil lines.
Step 7: Embellish some of the words with your gel pen
A good rule of thumb is to do this treatment over every couple of words, and not every single one, to give it that extra pop.
Step 8: Wrap it up!
Flip your paper and start the wrapping.
Tip: For fancy wrapping paper like this, I like to use invisible adhesive tape.
Step 9: Use your gel pen to create little snowflakes for nice added touch
And that’s a wrap!
There are a bajillion other ways you can make your own wrapping paper. Check out this video, where I show you how to make 4 Easy Hand-Lettered Holiday Greeting Cards!