With simple cookie cutters and paint, you can make your own distinctive wrapping paper.

 

Just dip the cutting edge of a cookie cutter (we used snowflakes and scalloped circles) into white heavy body acrylic paint (sold at art stores in 4-oz. tubs).

Stamp the cookie cutter onto a sheet of colorful paper, starting at a top corner. Create your own patterns by either joining or overlapping the shapes. 

If the paint is too thick or lumpy, add a few drops of water and stir gently until thinned and smooth.

James Carrier

Cookie cutters are the secret to these creative designs

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Create these distinctive gift wraps with snowflake and scalloped-circle cookie cutters on solid-colored paper. Make intriguing patterns by stamping the shapes ― either joining or overlapping ― in acrylic paint on the paper.

DIRECTIONS

1. Dip the cutting edge of a cookie cutter into white heavy body acrylic paint (sold at art stores in 4-oz. tubs).

2. Stamp the cookie cutter onto a sheet of paper, starting at a top corner. If the paint is too thick or lumpy, add a few drops of water and stir gently until thinned and smooth.

3. Repeat the process, lining up or overlapping the shapes, to create simple patterns. Allow paper to air-dry thoroughly before wrapping gifts.

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