How to Make Vegetable Print Wrapping Paper – A Guest Post from Little Button Diaries

My friends, Little Button Diaries, are always making amazing things; whether its cakes, food like the rocket pest0 they guest posted last year, or super craft projects. All this, with children to look after too. I’m really pleased to be hosting one of their great crafty ideas, and with a raft of birthdays in the summer months, wrapping paper is always needed.

vegetable print wrapping paper

Vegetable Print Wrapping Paper

This is a quick and easy craft to which can add a personalised touch to wrapping and use up vegetables. We steered away from the potato to try different garden vegetables so we could experiment with design and texture. You can also get your little ones involved in the printing too.

For this project you will need:

  • Vegetables (we used an onion, peppers and carrots)
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Sponge
  • Brown packing paper

For Kids printing:

  • Baby-friendly paint

1. Begin by cutting a large piece of packing paper. We made ours a lot bigger than our present in case we made any mistakes.

2. Chop your vegetables leaving enough of a handle so you can stamp with it. We sliced the onion, carrot and pepper horizontally near the top.

vegetable printing tutorial vegetable printing tutorial

3. Using the sponge, dab the paint onto the vegetable to coat it. Then get stamping. We did one row of stamping then reapplied more paint. We experimented with different colours and veg to create a repeating pattern.

vegetable printing tutorial vegetable printing tutorial

4. To get your little ones involve swap acrylic paint for baby-friendly paint and let them get stuck in. Their design may be more abstract but they’ll enjoy getting messy!

vegetable printing wrapping paper

5. When you’re paper is full up leave to dry. We then wrapped our present with string and used a few sprigs of lavender from the garden to finish.

vegetable printing wrapping paper

For more craft and baking ideas visit our blog Little Button Diaries. You can also follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

~ Laura & Tia xx ~

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