01 December 2014

Making Merry - Potato Stamp Wrapping Paper

From the packaging outside to the present inside, adding a bit of handmade to the holidays makes the gifts under the tree so much more meaningful. And crafting handmade wrapping papers is the perfect way to add a personal touch to the season. Best of all, handmade wrapping papers are a fun + easy project that allows the little ones in the family to be active participants in the merry making. All you need is a potato, some paint, and a roll of plain wrapping paper.

Potato Stamp Wrapping Paper is a lovely way to share the holiday spirit with friends + family while getting the younger ones in on the fun.

Making potato stamps requires nothing more than a cutting utensil and a potato, so it's an easy project that can be done at the spur of the moment. And depending on your skills, it can be as simple or complex a design as you see fit.

I chose a simple design for my stamp, carving this fun little reindeer out by hand. But if you want a design that has a cleaner edge, using a metal cookie cutter is a great choice for a more finished look. Just press the cookie cutter into a potato that has been sliced in half lengthwise and trim away the excess potato while using the edge of the cookie cutter as your guide.

Once you've carved your stamp, blot the potato with a paper towel to remove any moisture then brush on a light coat of acrylic paint. Stamp to your paper using even pressure and allow to dry.

That's all there is to it!

I loved creating these potato stamp wrapping papers and especially how easy they were to make. With the two little tot's we now have in the family, it's a small but special way for them to participate in the holiday activities along with the adults they so love to emulate.

I hope you enjoyed this quick + easy holiday craft project and will try it with your family. Potato stamp wrapping paper is a great way for the everyone to get in on the holiday fun while creating a special holiday tradition. 

But don't stop here. There's even more holiday creativity in the Home for the Holidays Blog Tour going on this week hosted by Sondra Lyn at Home. Be sure to follow along throughout the week for lots of creative inspiration for your holiday home + your holiday table.

Welcome to the first annual Home for the Holidays Blog Tour
brought to you by Sondra Lyn at Home!
Home for the Holidays 2014 - SondraLyn at Home
This year's co-host is Michele from Our Rosey Life. Thanks, Michele!
We are so excited to bring the selection of blogs that have been assembled for this inaugural kick-off. Be sure to check back for each day's inspirational links!

Here is the line-up for the week:

Monday - Gifts and Wrapping
Tuesday - Trees and Decor- Part I
Wednesday - Crafts
Thursday - Recipes and Tablescapes
Friday - Trees and Decor- Part II
Each day you will see new links added for that day's featured topic. So let's get started! Enjoy!!

Home for the Holidays


Monday ~ Gifts and Wrapping


Tuesday ~ Trees and Decor- Part I

Wednesday ~ Crafts


Thursday ~ Recipes and Tablescapes

Friday ~ Trees and Decor- Part II



  1. What a fun idea for gift wrap! I love the combination of gold with brown craft paper.

    Glad to be touring with you this week!

  2. Emily @ TwoPurpleCouchesDecember 1, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    I love this idea! Your reindeer is super cute, too :) I'd definitely need to use a cookie cutter or mine would look like a blob!

  3. Such an adorable little stamp to use for gift wrapping and so much more!

  4. Sarah, This is such a great idea! I love how cute they are on your packaging! I so need to do this for my gift wrapping!

  5. I love this idea-I've potato stamped with my boys but never thought to make wrapping paper with it! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Michele @ Our Rosey LifeDecember 4, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Awesome Sarah! I adore this idea and I can't wait to try it with our kids - not the carving potato part, but the stamping part, of course. So clever!

  7. Domestically SpeakingDecember 4, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    How cute is that! My girls would love that craft! So fun being on this tour with you!


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