Are you the type who wraps all presents using the same coherent style, or do you like to go with whatever you have at hand for each receiver? I have years and years – in my craftier years, all my gifts were perfectly matched and looked great together under the tree. Some other years, well, I just couldn’t decide. A solution to such indecision is to just use brown craft paper. What comes after is pure creativity… Here are 10 DIY ways to gift wrap with craft paper:
1. Splatter // Almost Makes Perfect. A simple splatter of white paint completely changes the look of brown paper. And the black ribbon is such a classy touch.
2. Sew bags // Bo3mia. For irregular-shaped gifts, bags are an easy solution. And fortunately, you can sew your own!
3. Metallic leaves // Tikkido. A wonderful way to decorate brown paper gifts, using all natural elements such as twine, (painted) leaves, pine cones and herbs.
4. Felt // Kittenhood. This is a great way to get rid of some felt scraps and sequins. Just cut festive shapes and glue them to your wrapped gift.
5. Dried citrus // Diana Dragne. Citrus is a wintertime classic, but this one is upgraded with painted wood balls. Wonderfully rustic!
6. Envelopes // The Merrythought. Craft paper envelopes are easy to stitch or staple, and they’re a blank canvas for numerous decorations.
7. Dried flowers // Craft Hunter. Flowers are not traditionally Christmassy, but they are such a nice touch between all the fir!
8. Wreath // Craftberry Bush. Wreaths with winter greens are the perfect topping to simple, boxed packages. A little wish on a cardstock banner makes them even prettier.
9. Stenciled // Skona Hem. These black stenciled leaves are minimalist and gorgeous. A little pine branch, twine, and a hand-stamped gift tag are all the add-ons used.
10. Painted // Inspired by This. You can always upgrade brown paper with a few strokes of paint. The red, green and gold combination couldn’t be more appropriate.