26 Unique Gift Wrap Ideas Using Brown Paper to Make You Look Like a Pro

Whatever the occasion skip the store bought gift wrap and try one of these creative gift wrap ideas all using plain old brown paper!

Gift Wrap Ideas with Brown Paper - Who knew there were so many fabulous ways to wrap gifts with Kraft paper!

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Gift Wrap Ideas Using Brown Paper

It’s time to start wrapping those Christmas gifts so I stopped by the store and picked up some gift wrap. And then I came home and found all these amazing creative gift wrap ideas on Pinterest… all with a base of plain old brown paper! And now I’m regretting my boring Christmas pudding wrapping paper!

I’ve been on a bit of a pinning spree and thought I’d share the ideas with you too – s0 you can be more creative with your gift wrap all year round!

I found everything from colourful bunting and giant letters to boxwood wreaths and no sew flowers!

As always be sure to scroll all the way to the end so you don’t miss any of the great ideas. And don’t forget to pin your favourites as you go!


Add some colourful bunting

Embroider the paper with stars

Add the recipient’s initial as a giant letter

Add a splash of colour with tissue paper

Use a sharpie marker to add some activities

Add some treats as decorations

Stamp the paper to create a unique design

Keep it simple with ribbon and lace

Add some flowers to bring your gift wrap to life

Add some antlers to turn your packages into reindeer!

Add thumbprints and pompoms to make cute reindeer

Use old Christmas cards for a festive touch

Add some sparkle with glitter dipped gift tags

Use Washi Tape to make your own designs

No sew flowers add a stylish touch to your gift wrap

Add some colourful buttons to your string

Make your own design with glitter polka dots

Fold the paper before you wrap to add detail, and a place to insert some greenery

Use a sharpie to add some festive firs

Use fabric scraps and doilies for a shabby chic look

Combine your craft paper with a boxwood wreath and burlap for the farmhouse touch

Number your parcels so they know which order to open them in

A washi tape stripe and string is simple but stylish

Put your scrapbook paper to good use to make flower designs

Add washi tape to make a Christmas tree design on your festive wrap

Layer up scrapbook elements to bring a plain paper bag to life

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Gift Wrap Ideas Using Brown Paper - Seriously these ideas look so good your friends will think you paid someone to wrap your gifts! #christmas #birthday #giftwrap