Brown Paper Packages

Happy Monday, friends!  I love love wrapping presents.  I think using wrapping paper (and not ALWAYS a bag) is becoming a lost art. Wrapping paper dramatic?  Maybe, but while at your next gifting event, stop and take a look around… every single gift will be lovingly placed in a bag with two single pieces of tissue paper.

I jumped at the chance when Rachel of Let’s Wrap Stuff asked me to participate in a Brown Paper Packages blog hop.  She just launched Let’s Wrap Stuff, a website devoted to all things gift wrap related and to celebrate its launch, Rachel challenged me and a select group of talented bloggers to come up with a creative gift wrap idea using plain kraft paper. Who doesn’t love brown paper packages tied up with string? Check out all 24 creative kraft paper gift wrap ideas below.

Brown Paper Packages,

Disclaimer: When giving a gift to a dear friend or a special occasion, I LOVE making it wrapped special.  My creative effort is part of my gift.  However, when I’m wrapping a large amount of gifts to be opened the next morning for christmas, I do not use four ribbons, hand stamped tags and bells.  Kids don’t care, folks… just keeping it real.

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supply list

*Brown Kraft Paper
White Acrylic Paint
Paint Brush

Brown Paper Package supplies,

I found this box of letter stamps in the dollar section at Target a few months back and it’s the perfect way to create a personalized gift tag!

Brown Paper Package stamp,

I added a little washi tape and strung some Christmas bells on mint green baker’s twine.

Brown Paper Package bells,

Next I loosely painted white stripes onto my brown craft paper.  I did not want perfect straight lines, but some to be wide, thin, close together and far apart.

Brown Paper Package stripes,

Brown Paper Package ribbon

I layered a few different ribbons and tapes.  First a wide gold glitter tape was placed and secured.  Then, I added a rich green satin ribbon and a light blue lace ribbon.

Brown Paper Package ribbon layers,

Brown Present,

Then I added my Christmas bells gift tag.

Brown Paper Package gift,

Brown Package,

This gift wrapping makes me so happy.  Hopefully come Christmas day, the love I put into wrapping it will be enjoyed by my mama when she opens it!

Brown Paper Package,

Thank you so much to Rachel for hosting this fun Brown Paper Packages blog hop!  I hope you were inspired to at least wrap one special gift this year with a little extra love… and the rest can be in bags!

Check out some of the amazing other wrapped packages below.

Brown Paper Packages - 24 Creative Gift Wrap Ideas

1. Pom Pom Ice Cream Cone Gift Wrap by Let’s Wrap Stuff

2. Embroidered Wrapping Paper by Lines Across

3. Holiday Lights Gift Wrap by Burlap and Blue

4. Printable DIY Watercolor Gift Tags by Dawn Nicole

5. Chalkboard Painted Wrapping Paper by The Winthrop Chronicles

6. Let it Snow Neighbor Gift Printable by Ginger Snap Crafts

7. Upcycled Cardboard Gift Tags 3 Ways by Eat. Sleep. Make.

8. Kraft Paper Gift Card Envelope Printables by Delia Creates

9. Make + Give Christmas Tree Gift Topper by Make and Tell

10. DIY Wrench Wrapping Paper by Maker Mama

11. DIY Stamped Trees Gift Wrap by Shaken Together Life

12. Brown Paper Packages by Delineate Your Dwelling

13. Yarn Tassel Gift Wrap 2 Ways by Hands Occupied

14. Holiday Writing with Washi Tape by Club Chica Circle

15. Glitter-Dipped Gift Tags by The Thinking Closet

16. Coffee Container Christmas Gift Tags by Simply Kelly Designs

17. Gift Wrapping Ideas by C.R.A.F.T.

18. Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas by Making Home Base

19. Sewn Brown Paper Gift Card Gift Giving by Dream a Little Bigger

20. Chalkboard Gift Tag & Ornament by Tried and True

21. Easy Holly Ornament Gift Tag by Rae Gun Ramblings

22. Printable Hand-Lettered Christmas Tags by Persia Lou

23. Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas by Eighteen25

24. Washi Tape Christmas Tree Gift Card Box by That’s What Che Said

42 thoughts on “Brown Paper Packages

    1. Thanks for stopping by Eileen! Yes, I always love wrapping my Etsy shop packages with a few ribbons, makes the package that much more special!

  1. Love your package! I love fun packaging too, in fact I have a post called Brown Paper packages too 🙂 This year I haven’t wrapped too many gifts – I’ve been too busy with so many other things that my hubby has been doing the wrapping. But when I do wrap I like to fancy them up in some way.

  2. Your brown paper package is adorable! I have to admit I did the bag thing one year when my kids were teens. They requested that I never do that again because it is much more fun to open a gift that is wrapped. I still use a bag now and again if I’m running late but I try not to let that happen very often. 🙂

  3. This gift turned out beautifully! I really love the color combo, and those bells!!! I totally agree: you can’t wrap all of your gifts like this. I like to wrap one or two really cute ones early on and use them as a Christmas decoration. Thanks so much for sharing Amy and for being a part of the series!

    1. Thank you so much for inviting me to participate, Rachel! I hope your new site is doing awesome because you have such clever wrapping ideas!

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