The other day I was hanging up some laundry to dry and realized that between Beany and me, we could rock a polka dot nearly every day of the week. The entire doorframe of the master closet (the designated drying spot in our humble abode) was filled with a smattering of spots in varying sizes and colors. Shirts, jammies, sweaters, leggings: the list goes on. Apparently if it’s dotted, we’ll wear it. I suppose it’s only appropriate that our Christmas presents feel the same way.
This polka dotted wrapping paper was the easiest of the bunch this week and makes for a pretty adorable package in relatively little time. You could switch up the colors, too, for a fun confetti-inspired look (think a rainbow of polka dots scattered across the paper). Or you could dot them in a different pattern, maybe lines or waves. Let the polka dotting begin!
What you’ll need:
• white paint
• an old-school pencil with a new (flat) eraser
• craft paper
• white cardstock
How you do it:
Roll out a piece of craft paper large enough to wrap your package (you can weigh it down with something heavy on the edges if it starts rolling back up). Using the pencil eraser as a stamp, dip the flat end into the white paint and press it onto the wrapping paper in a polka dot pattern. Add as many or as few as you’d like. There’s no wrong way to polka dot!
Finish the look with a quick wrap of twine and a matching white bow. (For the pictured bow, I used simple white cardstock and followed the tutorial for making these shopping bag bows.)