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