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Painted gift wrap is a cheap and easy way to cus­tomise your gifts as well as be­ing great for keep­ing kids oc­cu­pied in the lead-up to Christ­mas. STEP ONE Pick your colour pal­ette. We went for non-tra­di­tional hues of lilac, mus­tard and soft blue. You can also add some glam with flecks of gold paint to make it more fes­tive.

STEP TWO Get paint­ing. Use dif­fer­ent meth­ods and tech­niques, such as us­ing wa­ter­colour paint (or wa­ter­ing down acrylic paint) and flick­ing it on from a height. Paint rough shapes and layer over darker blobs or flecks of paint. Leave to dry.

STEP THREE Keep the look min­i­mal by ty­ing your gifts with white string or rib­bon.

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