Gift Wrapping Ideas

Brown paper packages tied up with string….these are a few of my favorite things!

They really are.

I decided to go simple this year with my Christmas wrapping.  I had a collection of brown kraft paper gift boxes as well as bags.  I also had a roll of brown wrapping paper.

I’ve been having fun lately with some of my stamps on some fabric projects so I decided to use the stamps on my gift wrapping too.

For my nieces and nephews I just stamped the first letter of their name on the box and then tied it up with some cute twine I had from The Twinery.


A couple of the boxes had writing on the top so I just covered the top of the lid with scrapbooking paper.


The brown paper I wrapped a few of the gifts in actually had a design on one side so I just turned it wrong side up!

Remember those cute felted flowers I have been making for my girl’s to give to their friends?  Well, I just kept on stamping.  I had some white cookie bags from the local cake decorating store so I used my stamps on them too and they made the perfect packaging!


Of course everything looks better tied up in string.

A few of my gifts went into brown bags so I stamped some holiday cheer onto them and added a bow made out of some fabric.


My sweet friend Meg dropped this gift off for me the other day and it became the inspiration for my gift wrapping.


How cute is the little bird she made out of scraps from a sweater she is repurposing!?

How are you wrapping your gifts this holiday season?


  1. 1
    dawn says:

    I love brown paper wrap too. It is so classic looking. Very cute with the initial stamps.

  2. 2
    Margo says:

    Adorable! Thanks for the great post.

  3. 3
    Rebecca says:

    I love this packaging—the twine & simple wrapping looks great! Where did you find the stamps? They add a fun touch.

  4. 4
    Leigh Anne says:

    Rebecca, I bought the stamps at Joanne fabrics – they come in a box and are foam type material.

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    Raejean says:

    Simplicity can be the most elegant! I linked your ideas to my Favorite Feeds Friday!
    Raejean recently posted..Favorite Feeds Friday

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    edyB says:

    These look wonderful ~ brown paper is one of my favorite wraps. The stamping adds such a special touch!
    Merry Merry

  7. 7
    kelly says:

    those are adorable! now if you can tell me what to put in them that would help a lot!! i have a MIL, FIL that are tough!!

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    Leigh Anne says:

    A gift card fits perfect in those small boxes and that’s what my nephews are getting! Good luck with the MIL and FIL!!

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    Tammi says:

    Im new to this (-:, What type of paint did you use? Anything special??? Im looking for some “Unique Ideas” and this really stands out as simple with that vintage flare to me… THANKS!!1

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    michelle says:

    Where did you find the brown paper? I have been looking for it at a good price.

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    The brown paper was actually wrapping paper I bought at the Dollar Store – it had a lacy type design on one side and the back side was just plain brown paper so I just used the wrong side of the paper – cheap and easy!

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    Stopping by from “Made It With Allie”. I love your creative wrappings! The initials and personalizations are great, and the twine looks so simple, yet so sophisticated all at once!
    Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 recently posted..Charitable Gift Giving with a Fanciful Twist – Glittered Gift Box Tutorial

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    Allie says:

    Those are very sweet! I bet people love that they are handmade! Fab job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

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