A Month of Gifting // 3 Easy DIY Wrapping Paper Ideas

One of my favorite things about buying gifts is knowing that I'm going to be wrapping them. I'm one of those that really cares about the packaging just as much as the gift itself. I've already hunted down some super cute and pretty wrapping papers over the weekend...one has cats! I know, I know but I can't help myself. I have a huge family and I alway like to mix up store bought and home made wrapping. I think there's something nice about adding personal touches...even if they are going to be ripped to shreds lol. I decided to share 3 easy diy wrapping paper patterns with you that anybody can do...you don't need any serious skills for these so go and give it a try.
 I've only seen snow twice in my life.. And to be honest it was maybe like 1/2 an inch at that...I couldn't even make a snow angel :( but I did have a snowball fight with Chris and his brother and make a tiny snowman. A white Christmas has always sounded like a dream so that was my inspiration for this paper. To get a dreamy snowing wrapping paper, simply did a brush into white paint and flick the bristles with your finger.
 For a fun and quirky print draw some swirly frills with a black sharpie. Don't worry about being precise with it. I think the imperfection is what makes it cute.
I wanted to make a wrapping paper that had more a Christmas theme and settled on a forest of Christmas trees! All you have to do is make a set of small triangles going down at angle and a set of large triangles going down at angle. Repeat the pattern and once the paint is dry (I used watercolors and they dried really really fast), trace around with a black sharpie and add a line for a trunk. Too cute, right?
Embellish with cute bows and jingle bells! Let me know if you try these ideas out by tagging your photos #sobdlife
xoxo erica