The price of Christmas wrapping paper is absolutely ridiculous. Not only is it very overpriced, it can also be very impersonal. Wrapping every friend and family member’s Christmas present with the same wrapping paper does not allow the presentation of the gifts to be personalized and reflect the recipient’s unique personality. This holiday craft article will offer suggestions on how you can easily and inexpensively create personalized Christmas wrapping paper for the special teenage girl in your life.
Basic Supplies Needed For DIY Christmas Gift Paper Geared For Teen Girls: Rolls of white butcher paper, brown postal wrapping paper, twine, stamps, colored markers, paint pens, glitter, glue, transparent tape, scissors.
Fun Extra Supplies Needed For DIY Christmas Gift Paper Geared For Teen Girls: Headbands, candy canes, pictures cut from teen magazines such as Seventeen and J14, postcards, stickers, packages of earrings, bracelets.
Begin your DIY Christmas gift paper project by rolling out your butcher or postal paper on a smooth flat surface such as a dining room table. Place the present for your teenager in the center of the paper to gauge where you need to begin cutting. After you have cut the paper to an adequate size and shape, flip the butcher or postal paper over and prepare to let your creativity flow.
Decorate the paper with your art supplies keeping the gift recipient’s personality and “likes” in mind. If the teenager girl loves bright and bold colors, use hot pink or orange paint or glitter pens to make designs. Don’t get hung up on the fact that this is a Christmas present and feel that you need to use red and green. Use your imagination and think about what really please the teenage girl who will be receiving the gift. After using your paint and glitter glue,, allow the paper to dry before continuing with the decorating process.
After wrapping the gift, use glue to paste pictures of actors or musicians that are pleasing to your gift recipient such as The Jonas Brothers, Pink, Taylor Swift, or Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart from “Twilight.” Glue postcards from vacation spots that the teenager has been to or would like to one day visit on the package. Attach packages of earrings, gift cards, hair accessories such as headbands or alligator clips and candy canes to the present. Finish off the gift by tying a length of twine or ribbon around the package. You now have a very fun and personalized Christmas gift to offer the teenage girl who is near and dear to your heart.