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Katie Brown’s DIY Gift-Wrapping Tips

The lifestyle expert shares an easy and affordable way to create your own wrapping paper for the holidays. The kids will want to join in, too!

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Hi, I’m Katie Brown and thanks for joining me today, because today I want to walk you through a very simple, but pretty festive way to wrap up your gifts this holiday season. And this is a really fun project to do with your kids.

All you’ve got to do to make this wrapping paper is get yourself a big roll of white butcher paper, and you can get this at any kind of butcher shop or arts and crafts. I got it at a local grocery store who sells big to a lot of restaurant supplies.

And then I go to town with some cookie cutters. I take some cookie cutters, I take some painters pens, and I go along the outside kind of rough, kind of like painterly, or you can do it really specifically, if you want. Go all the way around the cookie cutter and kind of center the cookie cutters, wherever you’d like them to create kind of a pattern on your white package and color it in, if you want. Do some stripes on your candy cane or some ornaments on your Christmas tree, or maybe a star is the very tippy top of your Christmas tree.

And once you’re done with that, because I do a lot of shipping, I can’t do big fancy bows, plus ribbon can get expensive, so just get a collection of string. I have some green string, some red and white string, which is perfect for the candy canes. I have some orange ones, I have some yellow ones. It’s just little strings and rope, and I go a whole bunch of times around. You don’t even have to be a good bow tier and just tie it in a knot and voila, bada boom, bada bing, you got a gift wrap and I have some others here that are all finished and ready to be shipped out.

How much fun are these homemade, easy-to-make, cookie-cutter gift wraps? This is also a really great thing to do with your kids. You can roll out that white paper and put down all your different cookie cutters and they can pick out which holiday festive cookie cutter they want to trace. It’s quick, easy, so fun. My kids love it. Merry Christmas from my family to yours.

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