One of my sweetest friends got married recently, and she and her husb decided on a woodsy, rustic vibe for their big day. When I got the save-the-date and the invite I was so pumped — you know I’m a fan of a themed event! There was literally a tiny image of a coonskin cap on their stationery. If that doesn’t set the stage, I don’t know what does.
So obviously I wanted to play along and wrap their gifts in something really special and cool. I decided to hand-stamp some wrapping paper for the bride’s shower gift, and keep with the woodsy vibe. I’ve done similar projects to this before; it’s really simple, but so lovely to give a gift that’s wrapped with such care. Here’s how.
- kraft wrapping paper or the inside of a paper grocery bag
- stamp block or large pink eraser
- stamp carving tool or X-Acto knife
Make Time: 20 Minutes
Before you dive in, here’s a very detailed post on making your own stamps! This hand carved stamp is pretty basic, but check out the other post if you’re wanting to make something a little more in-depth.
Decide the shape that you’d like your stamp, and sketch it lightly in pencil on the stamp block or eraser. If you’re making mountains, a random jagged line will get the point across. (Confession: I skipped this step. I was all, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”)
Next, carefully carve the stamp along the drawn lines (or freehand it if you’re a wild and crazy guy like me). You may need to trim a little extra here or there with your carving tools once you have the general outline cut. Just do a test stamp and see if you like the shape.
Finally, decide on a pattern and stamp away!
If you wanna keep it simple, wrap it all up with a few different textures of twine and secure the wrapping with washi tape. Woodsy-tastic.
Bonus points for a themed gift topper — I was so pumped when I finally found this little couple in a canoe! I have to say, I can’t take credit for the idea — I saw it on Sweet Paul. I did, however, hunt high and low in internetland for a store that actually sold those little guys. So your welcome for that source. I’d recommend some Glue Dots to secure the figurines onto the paper.
I loved it! My original idea was to kind of make the couple look like they were rowing on a lake through the mountains and forest. Haha! Not sure if I exactly got there, but you get the idea. xoxo
P.S. This could make a beautiful holiday gift too — just add our printable Christmas tags and a sprig of fresh greenery!
12 thoughts on “DIY Mountain Stamped Wrapping Paper”
I love the idea! I might try it with another shape.
Cute! I love this wrapping paper. So many potential possibilities for creativity! 🙂
It gets the POINT across? THE POINT across?? Get it??
Wrapping the gift with the wedding theme. Fun, and nice of you, to go that extra mile. Mile? Get it, get it ? ?
This is a great idea! And that topper really makes it. I love me a good theme, too! 😉
And you did a wonderful job!! i’m sure the bride to be will love it 🙂
This is absolutely adorable!
Love the DIY mountain stamp! The canoe topper idea came from Sweet Paul: http://www.sweetpaulmag-digital.com/sweetpaulmag/holiday2010#pg20
Ah-ha! That’s it! I think I saw that image on Pinterest with a broken link. Thanks so much for sending that along, Beth! xo