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Make DIY Gift Wrapping Paper Using Stencils

Stencil Patterns Give Holiday Packages Handmade Charm

Welcome back, my Cutting Edge Stencils friends! Stencil designs are the perfect way to give your holiday gifts a personalized touch. Stenciling gift wrap is easy to do, affordable, and it can instantly add some handmade charm to your package. Today we’re going to walk you through the simple steps to create your own stenciled wrapping paper using our Otomi Craft Stencil.

Cutting Edge Stencils shares how to make custom gift wrapping paper using the Otomi Craft Stencil and brown kraft paper. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/otomi-pattern-craft-stencil-DIY-home-decor-project.html

For our visual fans, you’ll enjoy this quick video tutorial showing how we created gorgeous, Etsy inspired wrapping paper at a fraction of the cost using our Otomi Craft Stencil!

Erika, our in-house craft guru, took on the task of crafting the stenciled gift wrap.  She chose to use our medium Otomi Craft Pattern. This design was inspired by traditional Mexican tribal textiles. While any of our stencil design would work for this project, the Otomi Stencil is very popular and it’s a cheerful all-occasion pattern.

The Otomi Craft and Furniture Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/otomi-pattern-craft-stencil-DIY-home-decor-project.html

Erika purchased plain brown kraft paper and rolled it out on a smooth surface like her dining room table. Then she positioned the stencil design on the kraft paper. You can secure the stencil in place using painter’s tape (if necessary) or spray adhesive. Erika applied spray adhesive to the back of the stencil. We like to use Sticky Note spray adhesive which can be purchased on Amazon. Then she placed the stencil on the top of the paper.

Cutting Edge Stencils shares how to make custom gift wrapping paper using the Otomi Craft Stencil and brown kraft paper. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/otomi-pattern-craft-stencil-DIY-home-decor-project.html

She poured her blue craft paint onto a small paint tray.  Then she lightly coated her dense foam roller with paint.  Be sure to roll off the excess paint onto your folded paper towel.  The key to stenciling is using as little paint as possible.  Too much paint will cause the design to bleed and smudge.

Cutting Edge Stencils shares how to make custom gift wrapping paper using the Otomi Craft Stencil and brown kraft paper. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/otomi-pattern-craft-stencil-DIY-home-decor-project.html

Once the entire design was painted, she lifted the stencil back to reveal the eye-catching Otomi pattern.

Cutting Edge Stencils shares how to make custom gift wrapping paper using the Otomi Craft Stencil and brown kraft paper. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/otomi-pattern-craft-stencil-DIY-home-decor-project.html

Erika wanted to stencil a large sheet of paper so she could wrap multiple gifts. To do so, she needed to reposition the stencil and continue to paint the pattern on the entire kraft paper.

Cutting Edge Stencils shares how to make custom gift wrapping paper using the Otomi Craft Stencil and brown kraft paper. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/otomi-pattern-craft-stencil-DIY-home-decor-project.html

Again, she painted the pattern using the dense foam roller.

Cutting Edge Stencils shares how to make custom gift wrapping paper using the Otomi Craft Stencil and brown kraft paper. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/otomi-pattern-craft-stencil-DIY-home-decor-project.html

Then lifted to reveal!
Cutting Edge Stencils shares how to make custom gift wrapping paper using the Otomi Craft Stencil and brown kraft paper. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/otomi-pattern-craft-stencil-DIY-home-decor-project.html

Now let’s take a minute to admire Erika’s stenciled wrapping paper!

Cutting Edge Stencils shares how to make custom gift wrapping paper using the Otomi Craft Stencil and brown kraft paper. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/otomi-pattern-craft-stencil-DIY-home-decor-project.html

She ended up stenciling the pattern in pink, yellow, and blue. Using left over paper, she crafted bows to match!

Cutting Edge Stencils shares how to make custom gift wrapping paper using the Otomi Craft Stencil and brown kraft paper. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/otomi-pattern-craft-stencil-DIY-home-decor-project.html

We just love how the gift wrap looks totally unique!

Cutting Edge Stencils shares how to make custom gift wrapping paper using the Otomi Craft Stencil and brown kraft paper. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/otomi-pattern-craft-stencil-DIY-home-decor-project.html

Cutting Edge Stencils shares how to make custom gift wrapping paper using the Otomi Craft Stencil and brown kraft paper. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/otomi-pattern-craft-stencil-DIY-home-decor-project.html

Cutting Edge Stencils shares how to make custom gift wrapping paper using the Otomi Craft Stencil and brown kraft paper. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/otomi-pattern-craft-stencil-DIY-home-decor-project.html

Tell us, what stencil pattern would you use on holiday gift wrapping paper? Leave us a comment below, we’d love to read your thoughts!

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Thanks for reading and happy stenciling!

Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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