I've always been a fan of simple, beautiful and easy gift wrap. It can take as little or as much time as you like and can be easily personalized! There are endless gift-wrapping possibilities with brown paper and I've rounded up six simple ideas below using brown craft paper as a base. (My friend Danielle knows me too well and gifted me a gigantic roll of craft paper last year for my birthday. I swear, it will last me YEARS.)
Tree Clippings + Washi Tape
If you have a Christmas tree or wreath, you can snip off a piece and tape it to the front of your wrapped gift. Any kind of tape will work. I have patterned washi tape that dressed it up a little bit.
Stamps + String
With a simple stamp and ink, you can make your own patterned wrapping paper. I received this stamp as a gift last year and I'm finally putting it to good use! I have a big spool of red and white string that I love to use for gifts and banners. I really like the simplicity of the string with the brown paper. Remember the line, "Brown paper packages tied up with string ... these are a few of my favorite things"? It has always stuck with me. I'm a sucker.
Stamps, String + Tree Clippings
I combined the previous two wrapping ideas and came up with a new one. I had leftover patterned paper with arrows so I used it to wrap a small gift. I added tree clippings to the top with the string!
Photo + String
I've raved about Artifact Uprising and their prints before and I thought one of the prints would make a great decoration. Recently I ordered a set of prints of some of my favorite photos from this year. I used brown twine to wrap around the gift and stuck the print through. Two gifts in one!
Metallic Sharpie Doodles
I'm a big doodler. Even if you aren't good at drawing, you could still do something simple with Sharpies. An easy pattern (polka dots, stripes or small shapes) works. I think the metallic Sharpies add a festive feel to the brown paper. I doodled mandalas in the corners of this gift!
Metallic Sharpie Words
Another idea for using the metallic Sharpies is to write festive words all over the brown paper. I just loosely wrote these words in cursive all over.
I would love to hear your ideas on what you could pair with brown craft paper! Comment below with tips + tricks!