Sponge-Painted Kraft Paper
Martha says personalized wrapping paper is a priceless gift for your entire family. "I think one of the nicest things you can do with your family is make your own wrapping paper for Christmas," she says.
- Roll of brown kraft paper (available at craft, hardware and food supply stores)
- Natural sea sponge
- Metallic enamel paint, in colors of your choice
Cut your roll of paper into pieces that will cover the gift at hand.
Dip your sponge into the paint and press the sponge onto the paper to create your own design. "Use a natural [sponge], though, because you can reuse this," Martha says. "You can clean the paint from it with whatever solvent it calls for."
When you're finished, set the paper aside to dry before wrapping.