DIY gift wrap: Leaves
- White kraft paper
- Painter’s tape
- Acrylic paint in four shades of green
- Plastic container
- Paper plate
- Sharp knife
- 2 sweet potatoes
1 Lay a long piece of kraft paper horizontally on a flat surface. tape down the edges using painter’s tape.
2 Water down some paint in the container to make a thinner consistency; pour the diluted paint onto the paper plate.
3 Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise.
4 Draw a different leaf shape on the cut face of each potato.
5 Carefully carve around the leaf shape, leaving a raised area of potato in the middle.
6 Dip the potato (stamp side down) into the paint, and stamp the paper in a random pattern. Cover the whole sheet of paper evenly with the first stamp.
7 Repeat this process with the three remaining leaf stamps, using different colours of green paint for each stamp.
8 Let dry before wrapping.
Wallpaper: Cole & Son Historic Royal Palaces Great Vine wallpaper in 10045, through designers, Lee Jofa, leejofa.com.