Easy Holiday Craft: Potato Stamped Wrapping Paper

With the holiday season upon us, it’s easy to get caught up in all the preparations and parties. Why not schedule one afternoon – or an evening – to take a break from the to-do lists and spend time making this simple craft with your family or friends?

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Potato stamped wrapping paper is a DIY project that anyone can do. Plus, when you’re finished, you’ll have loads of custom-made paper to wrap gifts.

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This simple stamp template takes the guesswork out of the craft. And those potato peels? Feel free to throw them down your InSinkErator®. Yep, it can handle it.

Stamp templates
Russet potatoes
Paring knife
Paper towels
Ink pads
Matte white and natural-colored wrapping paper

  1. Print templates onto heavy cardstock; cut potato in half.
  2. Place the template onto the cut surface of the potato; the starchiness and moisture from the potato will help keep the template in place.
  3. Using the paring knife, carefully make small slices down into potato around the edges of the template, only cutting about ½ inch into the potato.

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  1. Make horizontal cuts through the side of potato, carefully chipping away the flesh to reveal the design.

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  1. Blot away the excess moisture using a paper towel before applying ink and stamping the wrapping paper.