Turn Copier Paper into Wrapping Paper

By : LF Shen
07 September 2017

Turn Copier Paper into Wrapping Paper
Turn Copier Paper into Wrapping Paper

The next time you run out of wrapping paper, worry not! This simple craft turns copier paper into instant wrapping paper! All you need are some acrylic paints, brushes, and about 15 minutes of your time.


Materials

Turn Copier Paper into Wrapping Paper

Things you need:
1. Copier Paper
2. Acrylic paint
3. Brushes
4. Markers and Highlighters
5. Tapes (for using it to paint circles)
6. Ribbon or wool (optional)
7. Gold ink (optional)

 

There are just a few steps, as well as some basic tips and tricks.


Step 1

Turn Copier Paper into Wrapping Paper

Choose your colour palette. Keep to a maximum of 2 main colours and 1 accent colour. In my example, I used blue and pink as the main colours with a dash of gold as an accent. Here are some combinations to consider:

Turn Copier Paper into Wrapping Paper

If you are not confident of using 2 colours, you can stick to 1. The result is equally attractive.


Step 2

Turn Copier Paper into Wrapping Paper
Turn Copier Paper into Wrapping Paper
Turn Copier Paper into Wrapping Paper

Use simple brush strokes like dashes, circles or short waves. If you intend to make circles, a round brush is more suitable. For dashes, a flat brush will be ideal. Nevertheless, use whichever brush that you are comfortable with.


Tip: You can also make use of the flat brush to do a paint splatter texture.


Step 3


Keep the strokes consistent in size and spacing.

Turn Copier Paper into Wrapping Paper
Turn Copier Paper into Wrapping Paper
Turn Copier Paper into Wrapping Paper

Step 4


After you are done painting, leave it to dry for at least 15 to 30 minutes. After that you can start wrapping! You can also embellish the gift using ribbons, wool, and paper tags.

This is a quick and easy method to quickly produce personalised wrapping paper. The best part is that it is inexpensive and each piece is unique.


Do you have other DIY ideas for gift wrapping? Share your ideas and creations with us via mynicehome@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg or tag #MyNiceHome on Instagram!


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