Falling Leaves Wrapping Paper


September marks the beginning of the birthday season for many members of our family, so Clara and I made some fun autumn wrapping paper this afternoon! This is a super-simple project that even the little ones can do with great success. All you need to make your own are some toilet paper rolls, paint, and some freezer paper — that’s it!

I cut the toilet paper rolls in half, and smooshed them a bit to look like leaves. Then Clara dipped them in some paint…..

….and had a blast stamping leaves all over our freezer paper!!

We used fall colors of yellow, orange, red, and brown…. so colorful!! We used a different toilet paper roll stamper for each paint color.

Allow all the paint to dry, then wrap up your gift!!

I like to add a pretty bow, just for fun!

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Comments

  1. Beautiful – great work, Clara!

  2. Wow, in all my time teaching I’ve never seen this idea!! Very clever, and beautiful.

  3. That does look a bit like leaves – very nice!

  4. Dear Valerie,

    I was trying to figure out how Clara managed to get so much mustard on her sleeve. Now I know!

    Love,
    Mark

  5. oo this turned out wonderfully!! Love the fall colors!! So funny how there are totally birthday seasons!

  6. Your gifts always look so pretty because you make the coolest wrapping paper! I love it.

  7. Freezer paper? Is that like parchment paper?

    • Sort of, it’s in the same section where they sell plastic wrap and aluminum foil at the grocery store. We use it all the time!

  8. That is gorgeous! I even like that idea for doing a print to frame!

  9. How do you think of these things?! A smooshed TP tube to form leaves?!! You are super mom!! And im a little jealous of your creativity ;) Hehe. Oh and i totally wish i was a member of your family b/c that wrapped present with that big bow is beautiful!

    • Thanks so much, Rebecca! I wish you could spend a day with us at our house. We would have so much fun!! :-)

  10. The bow makes it! Would never have thought of using toilet paper tubes as a stamp – brilliant!

  11. It’s beautiful wrap, great idea.

  12. This wrap is very colorful indeed and Clara looks like she is really enjoying herself.

  13. Hi, just stumbled across your blog. What a fab idea! Lord knows we could all do with being a bit more frugal in this tricky times! Thanks for all the ideas.

  14. Absolutely LOVELY!!

    I have never heard of freezer paper before??

    • It’s a wonderful thing! Look for it with the plastic wrap and aluminum foil at your grocery store. We use it all the time!

  15. In our town there is a recycling trailer behind the newspaper printing place . I asked for permission and went in . There I found a whole pile of blanks,Papers that didn’t print. I am all set to do this on my free paper!!!

  16. October marks a busy birthday month for my family, we could make this!! Great project!

  17. This is AWESOME! Seriously, I just HEART your blog SO much.

  18. I love it! Seriously I sometimes can’t decide what I like more…the creative projects or the smiles of your girls every time they are doing a project!

  19. I just saw in a magazine the other day a similar project! Use the toilet paper rolls and dip them in either orange or red paint to make pumpkins or apples. I will be using your idea too! Thanks!

  20. We also did this to make “flowers”! Just smoosh them to make ONE crease for a “petal” shape. I glued 5-6 rolls together (crease side in the middle, rounded side out) and my daughter LOVED playing with it!

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