Dip-Dyed Gift Wrap

This handmade gift wrap gets its bold color from a pantry staple — food coloring. Create a rainbow of colorful gift wraps this holiday season with a simple fold-and-dip technique.

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Head to the pantry for this stunning handmade Christmas gift wrap. Plain white tissue paper becomes a kaleidescope of hues thanks to food coloring. Simply fold, dip, and dry. This colorful gift wrap doesn't need bows or ribbon to wow. 

Try making hand-stamped wrapping paper. 

What You'll Need

  • Uncoated white or ivory tissue paper sheets
  • Gloves 
  • Food coloring (1–2 oz. of each color)
  • Small bowls 
  • Paper towels
  • Iron

Step 1: Fold the Paper

Fold tissue paper sheet into even accordion pleats, then into triangles or squares. Be creative with folding. Each way you fold will produce a unique pattern when the tissue paper is dyed. 

Step 2: Dip

Wearing gloves, squeeze each food coloring into a separate bowl. Dip a corner or edge into it. Pinch tightly to stop color from bleeding. Blot with paper towels. Repeat with different colors until you achieve the look you want.

Step 3: Dry and Iron

Carefully unfold, lay between two dry sheets of tissue paper, and press with warm iron. 

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