In December we shared how to make easy wrapping paper from craft foam and tissue paper. Today we have a similar tutorial, using most of the same materials, and themed for the holiday o’ love.
- craft foam
- wine cork
- Exacto knife and self-healing cutting mat or scissors
- ink pads
- brown packing paper
Cut out the shapes you want from the foam–I was able to use just scissors this time instead of bothering with the Exacto knife–it probably depends on how complicated your shapes are. I used simple hearts. Then I glued the small heart to the bottom of a wine cork, and the big heart to the top of a tea tin(the sides are raised so it makes it easy to grip when stamping). Use whatever you have lying around. The eraser end of a pencil would do the trick for a small stamp, too.
Every time I get something from Amazon, they send a very big box stuffed with brown packing paper. I’ve taken to saving it for craft projects and it’s come in handy. I love the minimalist look of the small red hearts against the brown background.
Stamp hearts closer together than you think they need to be–they’ll look more spread out once the paper is wrapped around the gift.
I did the same here with the big hearts. Something I’ve learned from making my own stamps–don’t buy the cheap brand of ink pad. The ink tends to take much longer to dry and is prone to smearing. I like ColorBox, which you can get at Michael’s.
An easy and fun craft if your fingers are itching to do something creative but you don’t want a huge project. Happy Valentine’s Day!