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Forget the store crowds, make your own wrapping paper!
I had one last present to wrap but no more wrapping paper! I didn't feel like battling the store crowds for a simple roll of paper so I decided to make my own from items I already had =).

Posted by Amocacushi from Chicago, Illinois, United States • Published See Amocacushi's 3 projects »
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  • How to make gift wrap. Last Minute Hand Santa Gift Wrap - Step 1
    Step 1

    Depending on how much paper you need choose a paper bag. I had a few from my local ALDI store and one was more than enough.

    Cut down the side and cut the bottom completely off. You should end up with one long sheet.

  • How to make gift wrap. Last Minute Hand Santa Gift Wrap - Step 2
    Step 2

    I also found some left over cardboard from a box onto which I traced my baby's hand.

    You can use your own hand or if you're really good, free draw it. It doesn't have to be perfect since you only need the silhouette.

    With a sharpie trace the cardboard hand with the fingers pointing down.

  • How to make gift wrap. Last Minute Hand Santa Gift Wrap - Step 3
    Step 3

    The consistency is up to you. You can trace them closer together or more spaced apart.

    This is what mine looked like when I was done.

  • How to make gift wrap. Last Minute Hand Santa Gift Wrap - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now to start drawing Santa =).

    1. Draw a circle on the end of the thumb.

  • How to make gift wrap. Last Minute Hand Santa Gift Wrap - Step 5
    Step 5

    2. Draw a squiggly line as shown.

  • How to make gift wrap. Last Minute Hand Santa Gift Wrap - Step 6
    Step 6

    3. Draw a line connecting the thumb with the squiggly line.

  • How to make gift wrap. Last Minute Hand Santa Gift Wrap - Step 7
    Step 7

    4. Draw another squiggly line under the first.

  • How to make gift wrap. Last Minute Hand Santa Gift Wrap - Step 8
    Step 8

    5. Now draw a half circle as shown.

  • How to make gift wrap. Last Minute Hand Santa Gift Wrap - Step 9
    Step 9

    6. Finally give Santa a face. I gave him red lips =).

  • How to make gift wrap. Last Minute Hand Santa Gift Wrap - Step 10
    Step 10

    This step is optional. After all the Santas are drawn I color in their hats with a red sharpie.

  • How to make gift wrap. Last Minute Hand Santa Gift Wrap - Step 11
    Step 11

    This step is also optional. Fill in the spaces between the Santas with a decoration. I simply drew swirls with a green sharpie.

  • How to make gift wrap. Last Minute Hand Santa Gift Wrap - Step 12
    Step 12

    Finally all you have to do is wrap!

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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Cute idea! Will use this next year. Thanks for sharing this with usHappy
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