DIY ABSTRACT GIFT WRAP
Wrapping gifts for the holidays is something I always look forward to every year. It’s a chance to do something new and special. This year, I wanted to take an artsy stab at gift wrap and made my own abstract art paper. I based it off the painting I made for my living room that you can see in my Christmas Home Tour. It is full of the colors I used throughout the year in my home and a little gold leaf too.
The white craft paper is great (I like the one from Hobby Lobby because it is thicker and perfect for painting) or you can reuse old gift wrap by flipping it over to the plain white back.
My method is to start with dabbing the different colors on the paper and then taking white paint on a brush and working horizontally. I clean my brush and then paint vertically. Once it dries, I go back and add in where it needs it and press some gold leaf crumbles into the wet paint.
With the colors I chose, I love a simple black ribbon to finish the wrapping.
It makes for gift wrap as pretty as a painting! The only problem is that it is so beautiful you won’t want to unwrap it!
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