Checkerboard Wrapping Paper
Oprah loved the idea of making her own wrapping paper so much that she did it for Christmas one year. "It was more fun," she says. "When they just go to tear up the present, I go, 'Wait, look at the paper!'"
- Brown kraft paper (or plain metallic paper)
- Metallic enamel paints, in colors of your choice
- Small paintbrush
Cut your roll of paper into pieces that will cover the gift at hand.
Using small strokes, create one row of metallic squares. For your next row, alternate the position of the squares until you have a checkerboard pattern.
When you're finished, set the paper aside to dry before wrapping.