This DIY project is the perfect way to add some zest to your holiday giftwrapping experience. It is quick and simple and, best of all, most of the materials you’ll need can be found right in your kitchen or pantry. The natural pinwheel shape of the citrus fruit leaves behind a beautiful organic imprint when dipped in paint and used as a stamp. The result is surprisingly elegant and appropriate for any occasion. It is also a nice way add a personal touch and homemade feel to any gift or gadget. Whatever the gift or whoever the recipient, this giftwrapping technique is sure to make an impression!
Step 1: What You'll Need:
• Newspaper lining
• Oranges, or any other citrus fruit*
• Kitchen knife
• Foam brush
• Acrylic or Tempera paint
• Paper towels
• Paper plates (These will be used as palettes for the paint; I would recommend using 1 plate palette per each color of paint used)
• Scotch tape
*Note: I used oranges simply because that is what I had on hand at the time, but any citrus fruit will do. For example, when all life gives you is lemons, try making lemon-stamped gift wrap!