How to Make Potato-Stamped Gift Wrap

Instead of purchasing a roll of wrapping paper at the store, bring your kids around the table to make custom hand-stamped paper with potatoes and paint. This old-school craft project is still a great way to get kids involved in the season of giving.
Custom Wrapping Paper

Custom Wrapping Paper

Instead of purchasing a roll of wrapping paper at the store, bring your kids around the table to make custom hand stamped paper with potatoes and paint. What a great way to get this children involved in the holiday season.

Photo by: Marian Parsons

Marian Parsons

Materials Needed

white potatoes
metal cookie cutters
knife
cutting board
acrylic paint
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. 

Stamp Design

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). 

Next Up

Christmas Kids' Craft: Walnut Santa Ornament

Some of the sweetest Christmas tree ornaments are the ones made by the littlest crafters. This retro kids' craft is a whimsical and fun interpretation of Santa Claus that can be made with common craft supplies in just a few minutes.

Kid-Friendly DIY Snow Globes

This Christmas, get kids crafting to turn plastic cups and small holiday decorations into fun and easy snowglobe ornaments.

How to Make "Dipped" Deer Cupcake Toppers

Delight small holiday guests with easy-to-create (and oh-so-cute!) "dipped" deer figurines. Sealed with food-safe shellac, these cupcake toppers can be used again and again.

How to Make a Glittered Chain-Link Holiday Garland

Dipped decor is definitely on-trend for the holidays, and while not every object can withstand being partially submerged in paint, it's an easy look to reproduce. Get the kids involved to create this fashion-forward paper garland.

Christmas Kids' Craft: Make Easy DIY String Art Ornaments

String art is not just an adult DIY project. With a little help kids can make their own mini versions. Parents hammer the nails, kids do the stringing and your Christmas tree gets added crafty awesome-ness!

Upcycle Old Flannels Into Totally On-Trend Ornaments

Easily craft these cute ornaments that'll add a trendy, woodsy touch to your tree or make great handmade gifts or party favors.

Holiday Entertaining: Create a Marshmallow Snowstorm

What would the holidays be without a little snow? Tie marshmallows onto fishing line for a magical party decoration kids will love; they can even help assemble then later disassemble (devour!) it.

Holiday Entertaining: Marshmallow Tree Pops

Kids big and small will have a blast making (then devouring!) these cute, easy-to-create treats.

Kids' Craft: Make a Pom-Pom Christmas Garland

Kids love seeing their handmade ornaments and decorations used at Christmas. This colorful yarn garland is fun and easy to make for kids of all ages, making it an ideal family craft.

Easy-to-Craft Wooden Gingerbread Christmas Ornaments

These gingerbread cookie ornaments, made out of wood and paint, look as festive as the real thing, but can be enjoyed for many Christmases to come. Kids will love helping out with this fun and easy holiday craft.
More from:

Handmade Holidays

Go Shopping

Refresh your home with stylish products handpicked by HGTV editors.

Watch Live TV

Don't miss your favorite shows. Live stream HGTV now.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.