Every year I vary my gift wrap but I always add brown paper to the mix. It is simple, reasonable, and almost any color ribbon or adornment looks great on it. You can find inexpensive brown boxes at Amazon, Marshalls or Homegoods that don’t even need to be wrapped. All you need is an interesting tag and some pretty ribbon. Below I rounded up 12 creative gift wrap ideas using simple brown paper. I have linked to sources at the bottom of the post.
This year, under my own tree, I combined green black and white with the brown paper.
My friend Annie from Most Lovely Things is a creative genius when it comes to minimalism. She can take simple brown paper and make it fabulous.
I love this idea from Always Rooney. If you have artistic kids they can take this project on, no ribbon needed.
Julie from Less than Perfect Life of Bliss posted this image on Instagram and I was smitten. Her kids did these. Aren’t they clever? If you would like to follow her she is on Instagram @lifeofblissblog.
This is another clever option for the person with pretty handwriting from Christmas with Love. All you need is a little creativity, some foraged greens, and some inexpensive natural twine
Why not recycle your pretty Christmas cards? I love this idea from the Prudent Penny Pincher.They gathered some greens and added bakers twine in red and white.
Jones Design Group added pretty black velvet ribbon to dress up their packaging and added black and white bakers twine to the mix.
You can’t miss with tone on tone and some fresh greens via Good Life of Design.
These simple printable scandanavian tags from the beauty dojo can be printed out on brown paper or white to achieve the look below.
My pal Mary Ann from Classic Casual Home used a combination of brown and white kraft paper for a cheerful, festive look.
Last year I combined black and white stripe paper with silver, brown kraft paper and red ribbon.
Last but not least I adore these brown lunch bags adorned with foraged fresh greens from Wedbook.
I did a post back in 2013 on creative gift wrap ideas using brown and or white paper here. You might still enjoy some of these.
How are you coming with your holiday wrapping? If you haven’t started most all of the supplies can be found at Amazon or Target and are linked below. If you are looking for more original gift wrap ideas you might want to check out my Christmas Wrap it Up Pinterest Board here
Do you have any ideas you care to share? I hope these 12 creative gift wrap ideas using simple brown paper will inspire you. Happy Wrapping!
P.S I just noticed that my pal Annie from Most Lovely Things featured my work on her blog today. I am so humbled and honored. Pop on over and see Annie she has so many great Christmas ideas that you can still pull off.