Wednesday, April 16, 2014

INKLING: Dip-Dye Rice Paper

Dip Dye Rice Paper Gift Wrap via homework | carolynshomework.com  Making your own wrapping paper for small packages is fun and easy. Plus, it’s a budget-friendly way to wrap up a gift with a personal touch.





Dip Dye Rice Paper Gift Wrap via homework | carolynshomework.com
This dip-dye idea comes from the Martha Stewart archives and calls for using rice paper. I happened to have some rice paper because I love working with it but you can try it on other types of paper. You’ll need: food coloring, bowls, water and rice paper. Start by mixing your food coloring in water. I used about 7-8 drops of food coloring in a 1/2 cup of water and you can see how light my dye turned out. Fold your paper in different patterns: squares, triangles, rectangles or whatever you want to try. Dip the corners or edges into the food coloring. Carefully unfold and set aside to dry.


Dip Dye Rice Paper Gift Wrap via homework | carolynshomework.com The patterns will depend on how you fold your paper and how you dip it. It’s fun to unfold the paper and see what you’ve created. Kids would love getting involved in this project.


Dip Dye Rice Paper Gift Wrap via homework | carolynshomework.com Once your paper is dry, flatten it out or give a quick pressing with a warm iron. I could have done a little bit more pressing on my sheets.


Dip Dye Rice Paper Gift Wrap via homework | carolynshomework.com Wrap up your gifts and add pretty ribbon.


Dip Dye Rice Paper Gift Wrap via homework | carolynshomework.com Save the trimmings once you’ve wrapped the gifts for tags or other projects.

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1 comment :

  1. Very pretty, Carolyn! I love the soft pastel look to this.

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