How to Make Potato-Stamped Gift Wrap
metal cookie cutters
1/2" flat artist brush
colored, white and brown Kraft paper
Create Potato Stamp
Using a sharp knife, cut large white potato in half (Image 1). Press metal cookie cutter firmly into potato half (Image 2). Next, cut around cookie cutter at about 1/2" depth, so the potato portion inside cookie cutter will protrude 1/2" to create the stamp (Image 3). Remove cut slice of potato around cookie cutter (Image 4) then remove cookie cutter from potato. You now have your completed stamp.
Use 1/2" artist brush to paint raised design on potato (Image 1). Note: Brushing the acrylic paint on, rather than dipping the stamp into paint, creates a smoother stamped design. Firmly and evenly press stamp onto paper and pick it straight up, so design doesn't smear (Image 2). Repeat painting and stamping process to cover a large enough area of paper to wrap a gift. Allow paper to fully dry before using to wrap presents (Image 3).