10 Clever + Unique Ways To Wrap Gifts with Brown Kraft Paper

10 Unique Ways To Wrap Gifts With Brown Kraft Paper
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If you've started your holiday shopping already, then you're probably starting to think about wrapping your presents. So today we wanted to share ten super creative ways to use brown kraft paper to wrap gifts – it is inexpensive, trendy, and just begging for embellishments. Click through to check them out.   


10 Unique Ways To Wrap Gifts With Brown Kraft Paper
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1. Add some simple calligraphy to give your kraft-wrapped gift a personal touch. Check out the tutorial here. [Photo: Boxwood Avenue]


10 Unique Ways To Wrap Gifts With Brown Kraft Paper
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DIY Custom Gift Bags from Wrapping Paper

How to make a gift bag out of wrapping paper
How to make a gift bag out of wrapping paper
Photo: M.E. Russell

Don't you love the feeling when you wrap a present just right? All the corners fold in perfectly, the tape isn't wrinkled, and you successfully tie a bow without it being lopsided. It basically feels like a Christmas miracle. On the flip side, sometimes the gift you're trying to wrap is just too awkward or too weirdly shaped, and trying to wrap it turns into an existential crisis of tape and paper cuts. Continue Reading

Roundup: 30 Holiday Wrapping Paper and Gift Box Printables

Earlier this week, we shared some of our favorite printable gift tags for the holidays. But gifts need more than just tags! So, we’ve rounded up 30 awesome and totally free wrapping paper and gift box printables for you to enjoy. Happy gift giving!        

1. Nutcracker Wrapping Paper from Funkytime

2. Woodland Wonder Gift Wrap from Muffin Grayson

3. Colorblock Wrapping Paper from Something Peach

4. Christmas Script Candy Box from Melissa Esplin

5. Bold Gift Boxes, Wrapping Paper, and Tags from Hey Look

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Roundup: 40 Stylish and Budget-Friendly Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

It’s time to ditch the store-bought bag! We’ve rounded up 40 unique and stylish gift wrap ideas that will bring your present-giving game up a notch — without breaking the bank!         

1. Kraft Paper and Glitter

2. Twine and Buttons

3. Stamped Fabric/Tea Towel Wrap

4. Gift Wrap Made from Tights

1. Colorful String Knots

2. Dr. Seuss-Inspired Gift Wrap

3. Candy Cane Gift Wrap

4. Hand-Printed Wrapping Paper

1. Paint Splatter Gift Wrap

2. Name Banner Topper

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10 Free Holiday Gift Tag & Wrapping Paper Printables

I like to wrap my Christmas presents in kraft paper, which means that I need lots of colorful gift tags to offset its stark look. Thankfully, there are tons of free printable tags available on the internet this time of year… and many of them are prettier than anything you could buy in the stores. Click through for my favorites.   


1. This beautiful woodland set includes both wrapping paper and gift tags to match. Click here for the paper and here for the tags.  Continue Reading

DIY Wall-Mounted Wrapping Paper Storage Organizer

created at: 03/17/2013

My name is Capree and I am a wrapping paper hoarder. (Phew! It feels good to get that off my chest!) I have an entire closet full of wrapping paper and several drawers of a giant, Mid-Century dresser are dedicated to all manner of colorful ribbon. It’s… a problem. Fortunately, there is a simple, budget-friendly solution that I can’t wait to implement!      

While I wish I could commit an entire room and wall to the art of gift wrapping, the reality is that this DIY wall-mounted wrapping paper organizer will likely end up hidden inside a closet — which, honestly, is kinda the perfect solution! Continue Reading

Roundup: 35 DIY Holiday Gift Tag and Topper Ideas

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Yesterday, I shared a few of my favorite DIY gift wrap ideas. Well, you can’t leave those gifts undressed and naked! Here are 35 gift tag and gift topper ideas that are sure to offer the perfect finishing touch to your holiday gifts this year. Enjoy!     

1. Fabric Poppy Gift Topper

2. Pyramid Box with Tissue Paper Pom Pom

3. Modern Paper Gift Tags

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4. Felt Monogram Ornament Tag

5. Neon Color Block and Polka Dot Tags

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Roundup: 30+ Inspiring and Festive DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

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If store-bought wrapping paper just isn’t doing it for you this year, here are over 30 DIY gift wrap ideas to inspire and delight! Happy crafting!     

1. Polka Dot Gift Wrap

2. Studded Gift Wrap

3. Celery Stamp Gift Wrap

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4. Re-purposed Sweater Gift Wrap

5. Stitched Gift Wrap

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6. Fringe Gift Wrap

7. Hand-Lettered Gift Box

8. Scrap Wallpaper Gift Bags

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9. Hand-Painted and Stamped Gift Wrap

10. Tinsel Bow Gift Wrap

11. Fabric Scrap Bows

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Freebie Alert: Modern Printable Halloween Gift Wrap

created at: 10/11/2012

This free black and white gift wrap, while created for Halloween, could definitely be used year-round! On top of that, you can even print it out to use as a poster or wall art! That’s a whole lot of awesome, people.    


Kate from MiniEco designed a few free PDFs for you to print and use however your heart desires — snag ’em right here!

How To: Make Your Own DIY Printed Wrapping Paper with Rolling Pins

created at: 09/02/2012

I know, I know. Rolling pins?? That sounds like a bunch of malarkey, but trust me when I tell you that this idea is genius!    


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Those clever kids at EcoSalon came up with this brilliant printmaking technique that involves craft foam and rolling pins (not two things I would have ever thought to pair together)! Check out just how to pull of this printmaking magic over on EcoSalon.