This Christmas, add a personal touch to your gifts with hand-stamped wrapping paper. We'll show you how to make DIY wrapping paper. It all starts with a hand-cut stamp. Plus, get our best tips for wrapping perfect presents.


This year, add a homemade touch to your gifts by creating your own wrapping paper with personalized stamps. You can change up the color and pattern of the stamps to create different gift wraps for each person on your Christmas list! The best part is, the stamps are reusable, meaning you can create personalized wraps year after year.

What You'll Need

  • Easy-cut block printing material
  • Carving set
  • Marker/pencil
  • Ink pads
  • Ink remover
  • Paper towels
  • Paper
  • Crafts knife

Step 1: Carve Your Design

Draw your design on the carving material. Use a crafts knife or carving utensils to cut out the design and its embellishments. Remember that the ink will only lay on the flat parts of your design, so carve away areas you want to leave blank.

Step 2: Cut Out Stamps

Cut around each of your stamps; the closer you cut to the design, the easier it will be to see where the inked design will go on the paper.

Step 3: Add Ink

Use the inkpads to add color to each stamp, and create a custom pattern on a piece of wrapping paper. You can find relatively inexpensive rolls of blank paper that for stamping wrapping for large gifts; for small gifts, you can use regular printer paper.

Step 4: Add Embellishments

Attach a small circular stamp to the end of a dowel rod (or use a pencil eraser) to add different color embellishments to the paper. 

Step 5: Wrap Your Gift

Use your wrapping paper to customize gifts, like this adorable wrapped candle! 


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