19 creative ways to wrap with brown paper

19 creative ways to wrap with brown paper at Christmas | Mum's Grapevine

Prepping your gifts ready for Christmas can be just as exciting as opening them, but there’s no need to blow the budget on fancy paper and boxes of bows. Brown paper is our favourite festive hack – it’s inexpensive, looks great and is really easy to work with – lets fist pump to that!

We’ve scouted the web and found 19 ways you can really WOW with brown paper gift wrap this Christmas.

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Dotty for detail

Use the eraser on the end of a pencil to make little snowy dots on your paper.

Do you know how to create perfect little dots? Top tip – use the eraser on the end of a pencil! It makes the cutest stamp for lots of little snowy dots on your paper. (via The House that Lars Built)

Go green

Go green (and red) with your pencil stamp if you want a more traditional look under your tree this year

Go green (and red) with your pencil if you want a more traditional look under your tree this year. (via Morning Creativity)

It’s snowing!

Wrap your present in brown paper and then add your crisp paper snowflakes between the brown paper and a layer of celophane. Easy peasy

This is so easy you’ll wonder why you never thought of it before! Using a snowflake craft punch (available on Etsy), punch out the snowflakes from white paper. Wrap your present in brown paper and then add your crisp paper snowflakes between the brown paper and a layer of celophane. Easy peasy! (via Christmaholic)

Ruldolph the red nose reindeer

Use little red pom poms and your child's finger or thumb to make his head!

Rudolph the red nose reindeer had a very pom pom nose. Use little red pom poms and your child’s finger or thumb to make his head! See – sometimes having the kids around when wrapping gifts can be useful. (via Splash of Something)

Hand stamping

Stamp white Christmas trees on a brown paper background for the perfect homemade gift wrap

Stamping your paper is a simple way to add colour. For Christmas think trees, holly, stars or triangles and spots. We love this idea of white Christmas trees on a brown background. (via Take Courage)

Wrap in a doily

Gift wrap ideas with paper doily

A doily, string and brown paper – how simple! If you have little letter stamps hanging around the house you can add a personalised message to your doily or simply leave it as is. We think both look amazing for very little effort! (via Robbie & Erin and Home & Style)

Tag it

 Download a template for sweet name tags and take brown paper from boring to wow in one easy step!

Take brown paper from boring to wow in one easy step! Download a template for these sweet name tags and you’ll have gift wrap that seriously ‘pops!’. (via I fall in Chocolate)

One potato two potato

Potato stamped brown paper gift wrap

If you don’t want to make your own stamp, a potato will do the job! Cut a potato in half, cut out the shape you want and stamp away. Add bright ribbon and gift tags to finish it off nicely. (via Evermine Occasion)

A little marble

Crate a clay tag and add neon string for some super cool gift wrap

Marble is so on-trend right now so why not use it to jazz up your Chrissy presents? Using clay you can make the marble effect with a sharpie! Is there anything a sharpie can’t do? (via Craft Hunter)

Twinkle Twinkle

Fairy light Christmas paper - Simply draw the string and get your child's finger to do all the lights.

Represent the fun of Christmas with the twinkle of fairy lights. Simply draw the string and get your child’s finger to do all the lights. (via Burlap and Blue)

Monochrome cool

Monochrome gift wrap ideas with brown paper

Black and white just works with brown paper. Throw in a bit of gold and you have the perfect colour combination for this Christmas. Instead of random stamping you can do each parcel in a specific pattern for a truly personalised gift. (via Lily Allsorts)

Rudolph the red nose present

These crazy little reindeers make a an easy way to add some cheekiness to Christmas this year

These crazy little reindeers are an easy way to add some cheekiness to your Christmas this year. (via Pinterest)

Cookie jar

Wrap some brown paper and an ornament around the top of your edible Christmas gifts

If you like to give something homemade why not try giving it in a jar? Wrap some brown paper and an ornament around the top and your cookies will look as good as they taste! (via The Southern Institute)

Etch away

Simple Etched Wooden Slice and Red Ribbon

Grab a large branch and slice into lots of thin pieces. Using a black pen you can etch in a snowflake. Thread with red ribbon and you’ll have Christmas is all wrapped up in no time! (via Design Mom)

Cute as a button

Adorable gift wrap idea with brown paper

Have fun with brown paper, string, stamps and a few pretty buttons. Even the kids could use their favourite stamps to prep up your presents. (via Cosmo Cricket)

Rudolph and the colours of Christmas

Tartan and brown paper traditional gift wrap idea

Why not mix and match this year? Grab a few rolls of coloured paper and cut out shapes then do the same with the brown paper. Use one to decorate the other. Fab! (via The Turquoise Home)

Simple, sweet, stunning

Simple star and pine cone Christmas gift wrapping with brown paper

These ideas prove that stunning Christmas gift wrapping can be achieved on any kind of budget. Put your scissors and hole punch to good use and snip away at mini stars, or head out with the kids and see what treasures you can find outside.  (via Cozy Cottage Cute)

That takes the cake

Cupcake liners are as pretty as ribbon and can even be recycled!

Rather than buying over priced ribbons which end up in the bin by Christmas night, why not use cupcake liners. They’re as pretty as ribbon and can even be recycled! (via Craftaholics Anonymous)

Bring the outdoors in

Stamp gift wrapping ideas from The Pretty Blog

Can’t fin the exact stamp you want to use for your wrapping? You can make one yourself! All the instructions are here and it is pretty simple. (via The Pretty Blog)

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