There are so many great stencils out there these days and the number of uses for them is endless, including making custom wrapping paper. One of my favorite stencils I have is a brocade stencil that I purchased through Overstock for under $10.
I also purchased a book of stencils for furniture and walls through Amazon last year. It was only $16 for 10 quality stencils. I love the birds, Moroccan petals, butterflies, polka dot, and houndstooth stencils that are included.
Sponge roller and tray
Blue painter's tape (or other low-tack tape)
Next: Roll out your paper for the desired size on a large flat space. It also helps if you pre-cut your paper for the specific box that you are wrapping before stenciling.
After you've stenciled the amount of paper you need, just set it aside for a few minutes. The acrylic paint dries very quickly and I was able to wrap a gift within 10-15 minutes. The paint does make the paper look a little wrinkly (especially thinner paper), but this disappears as it dries.
Document paper and vintage sheet music...
Stamps and feathers...
and even decorative wallpaper...
This was a chocolate box but is now re-purposed as a gift box with some of my favorite wallpaper!
The possibilities, colors, and variations are endless!
Linking up to:
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground