DIY Stamped Trees Gift Wrap + 24 Creative Gift Wrap Ideas!

Super cute {and easy!} DIY stamped trees gift wrap + 24 awesome gift wrap ideas!

This fall, my talented friend Rachel of Lines Across launched Let’s Wrap Stuff, a website devoted to all things gift wrap related.  You know how much I love anything and everything related to gift giving!!  Well, to celebrate its launch, Rachel challenged me and a select group of talented bloggers to come up with a creative gift wrap idea using plain kraft paper. Who doesn’t love brown paper packages tied up with string?  {Are you singing My Favorite Things with me now?!}

Inspired by my easy stamped gift tags from last year, I created a matching gift wrapping partner in crime:

DIY Stamped Trees Gift Wrap

Super cute {and easy!} DIY stamped trees gift wrap + 24 awesome gift wrap ideas!

Supplies

  • Kraft wrapping paper
  • Triangle makeup sponges
  • Acrylic Paint in three shades of green – I used Americana paint in Turf Green, Leprechaun and Apple Green
  • Metallic Bronze, Silver and Gold Sharpies

The How-To

First, you will need to create your homemade tree stamps.  Yep, these are made with cheapy triangle shaped make up sponges.  You may remember them from the stamped tree gift tags that I made last year!  If you glue two make up sponges back to back, you can make a large tree. Trim the bottom off of two sponges to make two additional sizes of trees.  You may waste a few sponges trying to get these smaller trees – it is a little tough to cut them and end up with a straight edge on the bottom.  BUT, since this is hand made gift wrap, it doesn’t have to be perfect!

Give plain kraft wrapping paper a trendy makeover with this tutorial for creating DIY geometric trees gift wrap! Never buy boring wrapping paper again!

Once you have laid out a section of your kraft wrapping paper, begin by stamping the large trees you made by gluing two make up sponges together.  I use a paper plate to squeeze the paint on because it is a flat surface and I can make sure to cover the whole stamp.  You want a solid covering of paint, but not a big goopy mess.  Another tip – gently press the trees down to stamp.  If you press too hard, you may lose the shape of your trees.  I practiced a few times on some scrap card stock before I headed for my gift wrap. I made rows of large trees, but get creative and make your own design if you’d like!

Give plain kraft wrapping paper a trendy makeover with this tutorial for creating DIY geometric trees gift wrap! Never buy boring wrapping paper again!

Next, using one of the stamps made from a makeup sponges that were trimmed, add smaller trees in a second color.  I overlapped some of these trees and stamped some standing alone.

Give plain kraft wrapping paper a trendy makeover with this tutorial for creating DIY geometric trees gift wrap! Never buy boring wrapping paper again!

Now … you guessed it … stamp the smallest trees in the third shade of green.  Overlap some of these and add some free standing, too.

Give plain kraft wrapping paper a trendy makeover with this tutorial for creating DIY geometric trees gift wrap! Never buy boring wrapping paper again!

Don’t worry if the paper looks wrinkled – it will smooth and flatten as the paint dries.  Allow your stamped trees to dry completely before moving to the next step.

Using the bronze metallic Sharpie to add tree trunks to all of your trees – basically just itty bitty rectangles!

Then, use the gold Sharpie to randomly add sprials in the blank sections of the paper.

Finally, with your silver Sharpie, add asterisk ‘snowflakes’, again, filling in any blank section of the paper.

Super cute {and easy!} DIY stamped trees gift wrap + 24 awesome gift wrap ideas!

Now that you have mastered your DIY stamped trees gift wrap, use it to package gifts for your favorite people!  Add lengths of ribbon, pom pom trim, a fluffy tulle bow … and don’t forget to add a cute stamped gift tag, too!

Super cute {and easy!} DIY stamped trees gift wrap + 24 awesome gift wrap ideas!

Now feast your eyes on all 24 creative kraft paper gift wrap ideas below!!

Brown Paper Packages - 24 Creative Gift Wrap Ideas

  1. Pom Pom Ice Cream Cone Gift Wrap by Let’s Wrap Stuff
  2. Embroidered Wrapping Paper by Lines Across
  3. Holiday Lights Gift Wrap by Burlap and Blue
  4. Printable DIY Watercolor Gift Tags by Dawn Nicole
  5. Chalkboard Painted Wrapping Paper by The Winthrop Chronicles
  6. Let it Snow Neighbor Gift Printable by Ginger Snap Crafts
  7. Upcycled Cardboard Gift Tags 3 Ways by Eat. Sleep. Make.
  8. Kraft Paper Gift Card Envelope Printables by Delia Creates
  9. Make + Give Christmas Tree Gift Topper by Make and Tell
  10. DIY Wrench Wrapping Paper by Maker Mama
  11. DIY Stamped Trees Gift Wrap by Shaken Together
  12. Brown Paper Packages by Delineate Your Dwelling
  13. Yarn Tassel Gift Wrap 2 Ways by Hands Occupied
  14. Holiday Writing with Washi Tape by Club Chica Circle
  15. Glitter-Dipped Gift Tags by The Thinking Closet
  16. Coffee Container Christmas Gift Tags by Simply Kelly Designs
  17. Gift Wrapping Ideas by C.R.A.F.T.
  18. Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas by Making Home Base
  19. Sewn Brown Paper Gift Card Gift Giving by Dream a Little Bigger
  20. Chalkboard Gift Tag & Ornament by Tried and True
  21. Easy Holly Ornament Gift Tag by Rae Gun Ramblings
  22. Printable Hand-Lettered Christmas Tags by Persia Lou
  23. Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas by Eighteen25
  24. Washi Tape Christmas Tree Gift Card Box by That’s What Che Said

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Comments

  1. JaneEllen says:

    So cute, love tree designs. Who wouldn’t want to receive gift wrapped in hand made gift wrap? If I did, would have to save part of paper, would be very special. I looked at other designs also., so much inspiration.
    When our oldest son/wife had baby, I stenciled cute designs on his onesies’ and on paper I wrapped baby’s gifts with. Our daughter in law was surprised and seemed to love what I had done. Said she’d keep part of paper with design on it. Wonder if she did. Hard to believe that “baby” will be 19 on January 30th.
    Such a personal gift to decorate the wrapping paper. Make a party of decorating paper then use it to wrap gifts later. Happy week Keri and enjoy the season.

  2. I’ve made my own wrapping paper before. It was so much fun. I like the look of the brown paper and bows. Reminds me of that song ..”.brown paper packages tied up with string. These are a few of my favorite things.”

    I’d love it if you shared this with the Tumbleweed Contessa at Holiday Best.

    Linda

  3. I love how this turned out! And GENIUS to use those little make-up sponges! I have a whole bag at home and never thought about them having any crafty usage. Thanks so much for sharing and for being a part of the series, Keri!

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