Monday, December 15, 2008

wrapping part 2...


Printed home made wrapping is always fun to make. We have had lots of fun over the years doing potato printing with our kids and we have found this is a slightly less messy and more grown up version. We often use brown paper for wrapping as it always looks so stylish with just some grosgrain ribbon or some twine or string, but here we have dressed it up a bit using the rubber eraser on the end of a pencil and a white stamp pad  (white paint would do just as well).  


After some experimentation we discovered that the trick is to wrap your present first and then stamp the paper - it saves heaps of time and you are not printing bits of paper that you just end cutting off!

Simple spots with a matching tag...

Sometimes less is more...


It is also quite fun to create pictures and patterns. You are limited only by your imagination and, of course, the amount of time you want to spend.


This type of wrapping is absolutely addictive. We would love to try a large piece of spotty artwork one day.

12 comments:

Catherine said...

Are you SURE you can't come over to Adelaide and wrap my presents for me?
Such a clever and cute idea, I love them all!

Amanda said...

Oh, what a sassy wrapping idea! Love it, Clare. xx

ness lockyer said...

I love brown paper for wrapping. I am with you and would love to try a spot painting...when i get 5 minutes!!! haha
Ness xx

Kimberlee said...

You guys are so fantastic! i haven't even bought presents yet let alone wrap! But i do have a roll of brown paper waiting, so thanks for the ideas! I love 'spotty stuff' - Jackie O did her own spotty artwork, I love it but seriously it would have taken hours. I posted on it over here x

http://brownbutton.blogspot.com/2008/10/o-wow.html

Miss Aimee said...

so pretty!!! Happy monday!

A-M said...

Spectacular, you have such flair! I love it! A-M xx

Anonymous said...

I just LOVE these! So cheerful and festive, and so fun to do too!

mer said...

this is brilliant! I'm going to do this, it's so easy!

Courtney said...

Love love love this! The wrapping is simply beautiful.

design wunderland said...

What a clever idea.. so simple yet so chic! Love it, Sylvia

Liesel's Garden Party said...

What a wonderful idea! The presents look stunning <3

prettywithribbons said...

adorable wrapping! Thanks for the idea.