This year we used two of our favourite methods to create our Christmas wrapping paper – marbling paper and tie dying tissue paper.

Picture 035 Christmas gift wrap paper - tie dye and marbled paper with Christmas seed bead  gift tags

Marbling paper:

This year, Miss Three with close supervision and help from her brother enjoyed joining in as we created our marbled paper.

Picture 198 marbling paper - shaving cream

I have written about the process for marbling paper here.

This year some of our marbled paper creations include:

Mostly red and white paper.

Picture 262 Christmas marbled paper - shaving cream

Picture 269 marbled paper for Christmas - shaving cream

It’s also fun to create some “rainbow paper” too.

Picture 283 marbled paper for Christmas - shaving cream

For the past few days we have had our tie dye tissue paper drying on our kitchen bench.

This year, we used water colour paints to colour the tissue paper.

Picture 571 tie dye tissue paper for Christmas

I wrote about the process to tie dye tissue paper here.

Apart from gift wrap, we have used tie dye tissue paper to:

– Cover books. You can read about our tie dye covered books here.

– Create a fairy house, which I wrote about here.

– Create an Easter table decoration. I wrote about this here.

Some of our tie dye tissue paper from this year includes:

Picture 236 tie dye paper for Christmas

Picture 230tie dye tissue paper for Christmas

Picture 242 tie dye tissue paper for Christmas

Picture 244 tie dye tissue paper for Christmas

Picture 246 tie dye tissue paper for Christmas

Some brightly coloured paper too.

Picture 251 tie dye tissue paper for Christmas

We have wrapped some pressies and used our paper to add a pop of colour to our gifts.

Picture 025 Christmas gift wrap - tie dye and marbled paper

Picture 027 Christmas gift wrap - tie dye and marbled paper

Our Christmas gift tags that we made are also a wonderful addition to our gifts. You can read all about the Christmas gift tags (seed bead tags, sparkly tree tags and 3D Christmas tree tags) here.