How to do Potato Prints DIYs an easy tutorial

Potato print paper.

This must be one of the easiest crafts ever invented, yet prints make such a statement however they are used. This technique is so simple yet so versatile. In this post, I will show you how to do Potato Prints DIYs.

Get endless design options with potato prints diys

I  feel like I almost don’t have to write instructions for this craft. However, I want to mention a couple of unlimited options for designs and materials that are possible to use here. You can use a variety of different kinds of colors and materials. For paper and cardboard prints, water-based colors will work perfectly fine. For these prints, I used acrylic paint and paper.

A useful tip is that you can also use acrylic paint to print on fabric, however, you must seal the paint by ironing it under a piece of baking paper.  Let me know in the comments below if this is something you would like to see! These prints can be used for a number of things, only to mention a few: Warping paper or gift boxes, artwork, and pillowcases. The options are really unlimited and that is why I love this method. 


  • Knife


  • Paint
  • Paper of Fabric
  • Potatoes


1. Divide a potato in half.
2. Carve out your desired print shape using a knife. My recommendation is to keep to simple shapes without a lot of detail, less is more. 
3. Apply an even layer of paint to the potato and start creating your print. For some designs, I apply new paint between every print, other times I print a couple of times until the paint is completely gone. 


Potato printing might almost be too easy to really be called a craft, I think it is actually a life hack. I am also a big fan of for graphical prints of any kind which makes this even more appealing to me. Every time I want to make something personalized this is one of the first ideas to pop up. I have used this method to create, gift-bags, tote-bags and much more. For a time I just used my favorite prints as artwork.

Potato print paper.

I would love to know if you like this craft as much as I do!

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