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Make Potato Stamp Gift Wrap

Dec 12, 2013

by Oana Befort

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This season, make every gathering a memorable occasion with a little handmade creativity. Eight Etsy sellers teamed up with Whole Foods Market to create a series of DIY craft tutorials aimed to make your holiday entertaining a bit sweeter. Oana Befort is a graphic designer and illustrator with a love for photography, crafts, style, and everything artsy. She lives with her husband and little son in the city of Bucharest, Romania. She enjoys sharing her work and little family adventures on her blog. She also runs the shop Oana Befort.

This potato stamp DIY is a fun, easy and inexpensive way to add personality to wrapping paper. Experiment to create different shapes, textures, patterns, and colors. You can even introduce stamp printing to your kids (after the stamp has been cut by an adult).

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You will need:
Potatoes
Kitchen knife
Pencil (or marker)
Paper towels
Craft paper
Ink pad
Thread (for wrapping)

Step 1: Wash and dry the potatoes and cut them in half. Using a paper towel, try to remove as much excess liquid as possible from the cut sides.

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Step 2: Once you have decided on the design you would like to use, start tracing a few lines with the pencil or marker.

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Step 3: Use your kitchen knife to cut out the pattern. Always try to cut in the opposite direction of your hand (to avoid cutting yourself).

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Step 4: Once you finish cutting out your design, remove any additional moisture with a paper towel.

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Step 5: Now you’re ready to use your potato stamp on craft paper or gift tags, with the help of an ink pad or other inking materials.

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Stamp, wrap, and have fun!

All photographs by Oana Befort.

Find this tutorial and other DIY how-to’s at your local Whole Foods Market store. Be sure to check out the Etsy + Whole Foods Market page to shop their favorite holiday gifts on Etsy.

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