Make your own calligraphy gift wrap with a sharpie and shipping paper. This DIY wrapping paper project is so easy, and so inexpensive!
Have you ever purchased wrapping paper from Homegoods before? It's some of the best wrapping paper I've ever found. Whenever I stop there, I always stock up. It's thick, and when you slide scissors across it, they glide like velvet. It's really my favorite wrapping paper; anyways, just thought I'd share that in case you happen to see some the next time you are shopping...grab a roll.
I also always keep simple white wrapping paper on hand, because I feel that it can be used for any occasion. Dress it down with twine, or up with silk ribbon. It's the little black dress of wrapping paper in my opinion.
However, during the holidays I really like to use kraft paper. There's something magical about kraft paper. It reminds me of the song, "brown paper packages tied up with string". A few of my favorite things, absolutely.
One of the best things about using kraft paper is that you can find it at any hardware store, and you can purchase hundreds of feet for just a few dollars. One roll will last you for years.
I use this paper to package my etsy orders, wrap bottles of wine, and so. much. more. It's just so versatile and classic, how could you not be drawn to it?
Since picking up a bit of calligraphy, I like to use it here and there, and thought it would be nice to add a few holiday greetings to the simple paper. If you are interested in learning calligraphy, I offer a free course, you can sign up here.
DIY Calligraphy Wrapping Paper
- Butcher Kraft Paper
Step 1: Cut a large piece of butcher paper, then use a ruler to mark a very light line diagonally down the piece of paper. Mark until you reach the end of the paper.
Step 2: Freehand holiday greetings onto the paper. I use a very loose hand for an organic look. Once you're finished, gently erase the pencil marks.
Step 3: Wrap!