Holiday House DIY
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The holidays will be here before you know it! Here’s a fun way to add a personal touch to any gift by stamping a gingerbread house inspired design. Plus, your gifts can double as winter decor! Hand Made Modern’s Gift Wrap Stamp Kit includes a variety of stamp shapes but you can also make custom stamps with your own designs. The combinations are endless to make your gift extra special!
Crease the Kraft paper over the edges of the gift box. This will help create a guide for where to stamp your design.
To make custom stamps, draw designs on the backside of the foam sticker sheets with a fine tip marker. Here we have some basic gingerbread house shapes: a window, door, shingles, and a bit of ivy. Don’t throw away the negative spaces in the window and door! They can be used as siding and brick shapes.
Carefully cut out the shapes using a craft knife and ruler.
Peel off the foam sticker and mount it onto a wooden block. Your custom stamp is ready!
Use the white ink pad to apply ink by padding it onto the stamp. Apply a generous amount for best coverage.
Using the Kraft paper creases as a guide, press the stamp firmly onto the working area and gently lift it up.
Continue stamping using the other designs.
You can play with the design and add finer details and embellishments with a white paint marker.
The ink dries quickly so you’re ready to wrap it up!
Your special present is ready for gifting! Your gifts can also double as winter decor! Gather them together to make a holiday village and display them on a mantel or under a tree while they wait to be given.
Gina Kim is an artist and designer based in New Jersey. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, she entered the toy and craft industry where she has developed children’s products for almost 15 years. When she is not crafting, drawing cartoons, or baking sweet things, she can be found sampling the latest flavors at any of her favorite ice cream shops.