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How to make your own wrapping paper with newsprint

How to make your own wrapping paper with newsprint

'Tis the season for the same old snowflake and candy cane wrapping paper. But it doesn't have to be that way! This year, you could pile some extra cheer under the tree by creating your own design.

Here’s how to turn a broadsheet newspaper into wrapping paper in 4 (simple-ish!) steps:

How to make your own wrapping paper with newsprint

Draw your pattern

In the middle of a perfect square of paper, draw your pattern – in this case, some very regal worms. Make sure your design doesn't touch the edges of the square (this is important for the next step!)


How to make your own wrapping paper with newsprint

Make a repeating tile

Cut the square into 4 equal-sized pieces. Swap the pieces around so that the corners become the middle, and the middle becomes the corners (like the photo above).

Tape the pieces together and finish drawing your pattern in the blank middle of the square. There – you now have a snazzy repeating tile.


How to make your own wrapping paper with newsprint
Design your newspaper

Scan your tile into the computer (or take a clear photo) and drop it into one of our 4-page* broadsheet templates.

Copy and paste the tile across the page to create a repeating pattern. When the page is full – make sure to keep the margins clear! – export the file as a PDF and send it to print.

*If you want to print a newspaper with more pages, you’ll need to change the page order when you export it – read our guide.


How to make your own wrapping paper with newsprint
Wrap your gifts

Ta da! You're ready to wrap. Broadsheets are really big when they're unfolded – they measure 750mm x 520mm – so you'll be able to conceal even the fluffiest pair of slippers – or a nice novelty stapler:

How to make your own wrapping paper with newsprint


Make your own newspaper

Questions? We're here to help – just write to support@newspaperclub.com.

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