No matter how many times I go to the Dollar Tree I always seem to find something new. For awhile I have been wanting brown paper to wrap my presents with – but haven’t taken much initative to find any. So while wandering around in the Dollar Tree recently I came across the desired brown wrapping paper in their shipping section. I was super excited – to say the least.
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Although many of my wedding posts/articles will be more focused on the needs of the bride and groom I thought it might be a good idea to share a DIY project that everyone can use during wedding season.
This DIY Wedding Wrapping Paper is the perfect touch for your gifts this wedding season!
What you’ll need:
Solid Colored Wrapping Paper – I bought both brown and tiffany blue paper from Dollar Tree
Stencil – Hobby Lobby and don’t forget their 40% off coupon!
Paint – I headed over to Lowes and picked up one of their Valspar Color Samples – Ultra White (less than $3!)
Foam Brush, Rag, or Sponge – depending on the look you want
Painters Cloth or newspapers
4 slightly heavy objects – optional
Like my mermaid toes?
I’m a bit of a klutz, I seem to always have chipped toe nail polish due to running into things.
I hope I am not the only one with this problem!
First, lay out your newspapers and unroll the desired amount of wrapping paper onto the newspapers. Place the stencil on the paper in the desired area and put something with some weight on the four corners to hold it down. Even still you might want to carefully place one hand on the edge of the stencil to hold it in place while painting with the other hand. I placed my stencil in the middle of the paper but you could cover the entire section of wrapping paper, angle it in the middle, or any other creative arrangement you can think of for your Wedding Wrapping Paper!
Lightly dab the paint onto the open areas of the stencil. Because my stencil had a pattern with small openings I used an old cloth to lightly dab the paint onto the paper.
You only need a little bit of paint at a time on your cloth. Too much paint in one area could cause your paper to become wavy due to too much moisture – this also depends on the type of paper you use. I just poured a little bit of the color sample into the lid and applied as needed, giving the paper/stencil just a light coating.
The paper should only take a few minutes to dry if you are putting on a light layer of paint – highly recommended. Once dry, remove the stencil and wrap your present. If you know you are going to need lots of Wedding Wrapping Paper throughout the summer you could continue to paint the entire roll of wrapping paper and once dry roll the whole thing back up. Then you will have a whole roll of Wedding Wrapping Paper to use whenever needed!
I’d love to see your Wedding Wrapping Paper! Show off your DIY adventures on Instagram with the hashtag DomesticallyBlissful