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.
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.
What You'll Need
- Uncoated white or ivory tissue paper sheets
- Food coloring (1–2 oz. of each color)
- Small bowls
- Paper towels
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.