Tuesday, December 18, 2012
DIY 1950s Christmas Wrapping Paper
Okay, it didn't turn out quite as glamorous as I had pictured it, but I thought I'd post it all the same! Behold my DIY Christmas wrapping paper, inspired by designs from the 1950s (my original plan was to duplicate the original midcentury giftwrap below, but when my first attempt looked like something my four-year-old nephew Teddy might have created, I realised I'd have to simplify). I cut my own stamps from fun foam, mounted them on some acrylic sheet which I had lying around, and added a sellotape handle. A squeeze of acrylic paint, a roll of brown parcel paper and a few paper plates later, and voila. It's not entirely a masterpiece, but I think it's quite effective - right?