Editor’s note: In this eight-part series, interior design experts and twins sisters Heidi Andrews and Heather Fujikawa (from UPtv’s “Design Twins”) will bring you simple tips to make your living space more joyful this Christmas.

OTHER BLOGS: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 8

Episode 7: DIY Christmas Gift Wrapping Paper

We love gift wrapping and the ability to create one-of-a-kind wrapping paper. Ultimately, one of the best parts of a Christmas gift is the beautiful packaging which covers it. Signature packaging is a fun way to put a mark on your traditional way of gift wrapping — it is both beautiful and unexpected.

Having a cost-effective approach is always key to us as well. This gift wrapping DIY can be created with your kids. It is a very simple process. All that is needed is a small walk around the neighborhood: anything from pine needles to pinecones will set you on a path for a fun nature-stamped gift wrapping creation.

Step 1: Gather pine needles, pine cones, other natural elements that can be stamped.

Step 2: Gather paint and paper plates to pour paint onto.

Step 3: Pull out some butcher paper

Step 4: Press the side of the pinecone — or other natural elements — into the paint. Once the paint is on, blot the side onto the paper plate or paper towel to get rid of the excess. Then proceed to press down onto the butcher paper to leave a painted impression.

Step 5: Let dry.

Voila! You have a one-of-a-kind paper in which to wrap.

We hope you enjoyed this DIY and wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Thanks to our partners: Michaels | Oriental Trading | PPG Paints | Joyful Living