I am a gift bag kinda gal, but during Christmas I do actually like to wrap gifts. I am not a fan of the typical Christmas Wrapping paper (that is reserved for “Santa”). I like to be different and make my own (what shock, huh?). I saw an article way back when on using recycled kraft paper.
I love this post from Wit and Whistle on how to decorate your kraft wrapping paper. Last year I took silver and gold sharpies along with some twine and mini blubs. It was super easy and inexpensive. You can find many of the items at JoAnns. Make sure to use their coupons and app to get an even better deal. They are like Kohls – don’t ever pay full price there!
You can even combine some traditional wrapping paper with ribbon!
This year I am going to try something like the above picture. I want to use up some of my burlap and other material wrapped with twine. I have some fake poinsettas and french horns that I bought off a local B/S/T group for a few dollars. I am going to tie those onto the packages. Let’s hope they turn out how I envisioned!
I wanted to use some sticky dots but I have had a hard time finding red and green. I found a few at office max, but they were pretty expensive. I found some hot pink, neon green, and white ones at Big Lots for $.98, so I will reserve that for a birthday party in the future.
You can also just use ribbon or twine! Kraft Paper is my fav, because it is so versatile, clean, and can go with any holiday or age group.
Enjoy and let me know if you have any other great kraft paper wrapping ideas.
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