Holiday Bonanza: DIY Painted Holiday Gift Wrap with Courtney Cerruti


This post is part of Creativebug’s Holiday Bonanza. Check out the rest of the videos in the series here.

This year, why not wrap all of your holiday gifts with colorful hand-painted gift wrap? In just one afternoon, you can create enough painted paper to wrap all of your gifts for the holidays. Courtney teaches several quick and easy dry-brush techniques, from sophisticated crosshatch designs to loose geometric squiggles – no prior painting experience required. At the very end, Courtney shares unique ideas for mixing and matching papers to wrap your gifts.

Download the PDF here.


  • Large pad of drawing-weight sketching paper
  • Jar of water
  • Paper towels
  • Small bowls for mixing paints
  • Paintbrushes in a variety of widths
  • Acrylic paints and inks
  • Palette or plate

DIY Painted Holiday Gift Wrap

Courtney Cerruti is an artist and the author of Washi Tape: 101+ Ideas for Paper Crafts, Book Arts, Fashion, Decorating, Entertaining, and Party Fun! and Playing with Image Transfers.

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