DIY Paint Splatter Wrapping Paper

The holiday season may be over, but the gift giving continues! I’ve always enjoyed gift wrapping and adding Pinterest-esque twists to them (like this), so I was super excited to see one of my favorite bloggers, Song of Style, share this super easy DIY paint splatter wrapping paper. When she first shared the post, it was too late for me to do it as all my Christmas gifts had been wrapped, but I knew I had to try it! It’s not only creative but super chic as well, not to mention it’s versatile enough to fit any occasion!

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Materials (all of which can be found at YOUR LOCAL Michael’s): 

  • Black wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush(es)
  • Acrylic
  • Mini paper plates
  • Water
  • Old newspaper
  • Ribbons (optional)


1. Lay out old newspapers to prevent spills and accidents. Although acrylic paints are water-based, they do still stain.

Pour a generous amount of paint in each paper plate, one color per plate. Mix with a few drops of water. The paint shouldn’t be too watery or too thick. If it’s too watery, the color won’t pop against the paper. If it’s too thick, the splatter will form into a blob, which does not dry well.

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2. I used three different sizes of paint brush to add variety to the splatter.

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3. Splatter paint using your paintbrush! Be as creative as you can!

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Acryclic takes a while to dry so I left it out in the sun for a few hours.

4) Here’s the finished product!

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I hope you guys enjoyed this post!

Anicka Nadine