Posted December 15, 2011 | 10 Comments
Wrapping gifts – whether it be for the holidays, birthdays, or wedding favors and gifts – is more than just patterned paper and a roll of Scotch tape. The holidays are fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for wrapped paper and tape by the case. What if this year you pledged to take a more handmade approach? With just a few items like kraft paper, ribbon, and other embellishments (lace, doilies, burlap, fabric, and more) you can turn an ordinary gift into one that packs a delightfully charming punch. Today, we’re showcasing twelve of our favorite ways to wrap with kraft paper while playing with color and adding personalized, artistic touches. Whether you wrap with kraft paper for the holidays, for wedding favors, bridal party gifts, birthdays, or just because, you can be assured the gift recipient will take notice and appreciate you going that extra handmade mile.
(above) Up first, this gift idea features wrap with kraft paper and tied with twine. A white box inside is filled with yummy cookies and presented with the gift’s name as a tag atop each one. What could be better? We spotted this pretty gift wrap idea via Pinterest via The New Home Ec, which is originally from Project Wedding and photographed by Chelsea Fuss. We love this simple yet elegant design.
For a bridesmaid gift that is wrapped up in charm, wrap with kraft paper and twine. Hand-calligraph, add a locket wrapped around it and a small bouquet of flowers for added whimsy. What a beautiful gift! Not only is there a gift inside the wrapping, but there is the added gift of the locket and flowers plus the sentiment of having it all put together by you. Love it! Spotted via Style Me Pretty. Photography by Connection Photography.
This is one brilliant array of kraft paper wrapped gifts! This is styled and designed by Justina Blakeney and we’re absolutely smitten with each and every one.
While I love them all, this next could very well be my favorite. There’s something about a punch of yellow and unique details (measuring tape? genius.) that tie together unexpected elements to create a one-of-a-kind package. By Shane Powers and spotted via this link on Pinterest from Iffer’s Nest.
Add a few buttons and lace for a style that is oh-sew-sweet. This idea is by Francine Clouden of Callaloo Soup.
Tie a monogram to each gift for a personalized detail they’ll love! This was also designed by Francine Clouden of Callaloo Soup.
Skip the embellishments altogether for something a little more original… drawn by hand! This idea by Minie Co (via Pinterest) shows you how to wrap with kraft paper and decorate with metallic marker. Brilliant!
And, last but not least, use kraft paper to wrap gifts embellished with lace doilies (or eyelet fabric-turned-rosette!) for a gift that’s perfect for giving year-round. This idea is by Two Shades of Pink.
And… that’s a wrap! (We couldn’t resist.)
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