I decided to accept the challenge of the Swedish DIY-collective Monthly Makers, i.e. to create something each month on a given theme. January’s theme is avtryck, in translation something like ‘print’ or ‘imprint’, and since my sister is having her 25th birthday party this weekend I wanted to make a personalized wrapping paper for her. This kind of DIY can be endlessly modified, of course: the form and the colour of the stamps, the kind of paper, the pattern… Mine was really easy to make and took me less than five minutes. It also cost me nothing since I had all the material at home. Let’s have a look!
I rolled out a classic, light brown wrapping paper on my desk…
…and took out my stamp jar.
Since she’s turning 25, I settled for those numbers plus an asterisk, as well as a copper stamp pad (I taped the 2 and the 5 together before starting, which made it more stable).
I didn’t want any regular pattern, so I just started randomly imprinting the paper with 25’s, turning the stamp as I went. Took a step back to make sure that it was more or less evenly spread out over the paper. Then I filled out the spaces in between with asterisks.
And here’s the result. It’s discreet, but quite pretty if I may say so myself! I hope she’ll like it.
Later I will show you what’ll be wrapped in this paper 🙂 Stay put!