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DIY Wrapping Paper For Those Gifts That Deserve More

You spend so long deciding what goes inside of a gift box that it'd be a shame to lose steam now. There's nothing as bah-humbug-y as getting a gift "wrapped" in the bag it came in. So, to get your gifts present perfect, we called upon one of our favorite artists, Francesca DiMattio, to show us how to make our own wrapping paper and ribbon, customize cardboard boxes, and make a paper bow.
Says DiMattio, "Wrapping presents is all about designing a buildup for a fleeting moment. You get all excited, take it all apart, and at the end, it's just a pile of garbage. But it's so much fun." Amen, sister. Ahead, check out her three wrapping DIYs.
You will need:
A roll of white drawing paper or brown craft paper
Cardboard boxes
Heavy-body acrylic paint
Double-sided tape and colored tape from an art store
A variety of brushes in different shapes and sizes
An old magazine to mix your paints on
Fabric scraps
Click through to see all the different wrapping papers we made!
For the first, we'll learn how to make this spotted, paint-splattered print.
This DIY shows you how to use a cardboard box to wrap your gift. This design will require a bit more artistry, but don't worry — you've got it!
Lastly, I'll show you how to make a paper bow using the leftover scraps of wrapping paper.