One of my favorite things to do as I decorate for the holidays is to theme all the wrapping papered packages so that our tree looks really sharp. It’s probably the tiny touch of OCD in me, but I totally get bothered when there are 11 different wrapping papers used on packages under the tree.

One year I made all the packages red, and another I used only black and gold paper. This year, I’m getting brave and letting the kids help out!

This is a super easy and pretty inexpensive way to wrap your gifts. And it’s a great afternoon activity to have on hand when you’re all going a little stir crazy when the weather isn’t great. (bonus: no mess!)

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Supplies:
Brown Package Paper
Black Sharpie
Crayons
Scissors
Tape
Optional: a little cutting from your tree to tape to the top of your newly wrapped gift.

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Directions:

1. Unroll the brown package paper on a table

2. Outline themed words, pictures, and little doodles (It’s always helpful for me to take a minute or two to gather my ideas before I initiate this kind of project with the kids. Bring out your block lettering skills from junior high, and doodle little trees, gifts, wreaths, antlers, a string of lights or anything else that jumps out at you. Words such as, JOY, PEACE, MERRY, CHRISTMAS, RUDOLPH, HO, HO, HO are favorites of ours.)

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3. Let your kids color in the lines, don’t worry if it’s not perfect. Remember this is for fun, and the wrapping paper will be tossed after Christmas morning anyway. 😉

4. Wrap the presents and enjoy your perfectly imperfect, curated, and bright gifts under your tree!

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I hope you all enjoy this super easy DIY wrapping paper! Send photos to our Instagram feed @wenmomblog so we can see!

Cheers,

Kara Meloy

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