How beautiful are these festive little hats by Vicki Smith from Art with kids? They were actually hand made and then hand stamped onto plain white wrapping paper. If you’re wondering how Vicki created such intricate stamp designs, she actually used a sheet of Styrofoam. She drew the little hats onto the Styrofoam with a pencil, making sure she was pressing down hard enough to create an impression. The then cut out the little designs and used them as stamps. What a creative idea with so many possibilities! You could create all sorts of designs and make your own hand stamped wrapping paper for any occasion.
Skill Level: Moderate
Time: About 15 minutes
Supplies: White wrapping paper, red ink pad, red ribbon, styrofoam, pencil, X-ACTO knife (or box cutter, etc…)
Full Tutorial: via Art with Kids
If you’re having trouble finding plain white wrapping paper, you could use rolls of art paper for kids. I use a roll of white paper from the kids’ art section at IKEA to wrap these kinds of gifts. It’s slightly off-white and a little bit thick, but it works very well.
If you love these hand drawn designs, be sure to check out Vicki Smith’s Etsy shop that features more of her designs.