Homemade Wrapping Paper

Wrapping paper made that old-fashioned way. Oh, the money you can save making your own. Oh, the fun painting time the children get. Just a reminder about how simple…

…using a big roll of paper from the warehouse club…

carving some slightly past prime potatoes…

and using newspaper as a palette… how easy it can be.

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. ~ Sir Wilfred Grenfell

It was an, “oh yeah. I forgot” kind of moment for me. Look how pretty. We did have the problem of a place to dry the newly-stamped paper. Lil’ Buddy was roaming as were curious cats. So we hung it outside to dry.

Ready, set, paint…Be ready for the holidays. Have an afternoon of painting fun. Make whatever design you wish!

then wrap!

Counting the gifts of gift giving…

-Hodgepodgedad finding a new-to-him car. The all-around answered prayer of economical and practical. Knowing he’ll be safe going back and forth and to and fro.

-My scientists, artists and photographers winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons. One winning 1st place overall in the science fair!

-A gorgeous October weekend.

-Spreading a golden painting all around us in gifts 2749-2757.

Who can hold an autumn leaf in their hand, or sift the warm white sand on the beach, and not wonder at the Creator of it all? ~ Wendy Moore


About Hodgepodgemom

Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos homeschooling five children. The biggest lesson she’s learned? At the end of the day – when the dishes are put away and the children are tucked in bed – truly what matters is each child’s relationship with the Lord. Raising children is a God-given privilege and, folks, the time is short.


  1. Beautiful paper! Congratulations on the ribbons!!

  2. I love that you are making homemade wrapping paper. We like it because it adds something so special to the gift. Really personal and full of love. We just made and shared free gift tag printables on our website that you are welcome to print out and add to your gift wrapping. Our children were all decorating the gift tags together for some lovely family time.

    It was nice to stumble upon you this morning and to enjoy some of the lovely things you have shared here.
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