Make your own wrapping paper using foliage | SA Garden and Home
ANNEKE BARNARD AND KHANYI MLABA

Give your Christmas presents that extra-special touch with personalised wrapping paper.

Easy and fun to do, it’s also good news for your festive budget. Involve all the family by foraging together for leaves or flowers and then, painting them to create a unique pattern for each gift.

Related to ‘Make your own wrapping paper’: Christmas gift wrapping tips

YOU WILL NEED:

Make your own wrapping paper using foliage

  • Paint in colours of your choice
  • Paint brushes
  • A3 plain paper. Brown paper works well (size may vary depending on what is being wrapped)
  • Fresh foliage and flowers

Read more: Easy foliage arrangements

METHOD

STEP 1: Choose a leaf or flower to decorate your paper.

STEP 2: With your paintbrush, paint the back of the leaf in a colour of your choice. If you choose a flower, paint the petals.

Make your own wrapping paper using foliage

STEP 3: Turn the leaf over and position it where you would like to print the shape on your paper.

STEP 4: Using your fingertips, gently press the leaf down, making sure you cover most of it. Alternatively, you can use a roller to go over the leaf so that the paint imprints on the paper smoothly.

   

STEP 5: Using the stem, slowly peel it off to reveal the print.

STEP 6: Repeat this process with different leaves or flowers until you have created a pattern you are happy with. Then set aside to dry.

make your own wrapping paper using foliage

STEP 7: Once dry, use the paper to wrap your presents.

make your own wrapping paper using foliage

More Festive DIY: HOW TO MAKE A 3D PAPER STAR

 

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