Home Made Wrapping Paper (and a tree skirt) Delightful December

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We just made our annual homemade wrapping paper. I’ve been trying to make it a little different each year. See below for what we have done in the past:
This year I had seen in my link party the idea to take wax paper, brown paper, tissue punch outs and fuse them together by ironing. Unfortunately I looked all over Hong Kong and could not find wax paper. I found baking paper (which does not melt when ironed!!!! But, the finish on my table does!) so after the failure I came up with plan B.

 Instead of fusing the punched out tissue trees between wax and red paper, we just glued them straight to the paper. I mixed glue and water (equal parts). I let my son dab the glue with the brush while I quickly followed with the tissue trees. When he got tired of helping I finished myself….You can tell by the spacing of the trees who dabbed the glue (ha).
After we covered the whole roll of red paper with trees, we pasted whole sheets of the cute button tissue to the brown paper. We just centered the tissue on the brown paper, we didn’t paint glue everywhere, but just enough to hold it down. (Around the outside and some in the middle)

homemade wrapping paper
This project took up our entire living room, but the kids were helpful and we all had fun.

 and one final thing…

If you happened to be admiring the tree shirt in the photos…the tutorial can be found here.

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Emily is a stay at home mom to two crazy boys {which she adores} , one equally crazy daughter and one amazing husband. She loves to sew, but also dabbles in crafting and recipes. Her faith, friends and family keep her going and motivated. Come along for the ride!

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  1. stephanie wilson says:

    This is fabulous! What a great way to add an extra special touch to gifts!

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