Easy Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas, Using Brown Paper


*This post is sponsored by Home Hardware however all ideas, thoughts, and sarcastic comments are of course my own.*

Tis the season to trim the tree and fill the skirt with gifts for loved ones. If your anything like me, every season started with a trip to the store to pick up a few rolls of the latest holiday wrapping prints, and always ended with me tossing the left over paper into the closet. The closet that held the 50 other rolls of paper that I was hoarding ‘just in case’ I ever need it (please tell me I’m not the only one with a secret wrapping paper obsession).

The biggest problem with rolls upon rolls of paper sitting there, is that I have kids, and as we all know, they destroy everything and anything in their sight. Because of this, my paper stash has slowly dwindled down to one roll of craft paper that I now put up high enough that their destructive hands can’t reach it.

With my one lonely roll of paper I’ve been forced to get creative with ways to dress up and decorate the gifts under the tree, so here are a few of my favourite ways to add some colour to your Christmas gifts, while only using brown craft paper as your base.

Add a bit of colour and some outdoor elements to your gifts by using branches and pinecones. If you still want another element, an oversized candy cane is always a nice touch.

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There are so many beautiful tree ornaments out there, why not use them to decorate your tree, and your gifts.

Bird Ornament    Snow Shoes Ornament      Antler Ornament     Vintage Sled 

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Salt dough ornaments are easy, and always a fun craft to do with the kids.  Use this recipe here: No Bake Cinnamon Ornaments but instead of making a hole at the top of the ornament, make sure to put two holes in the middle, so you can string your ribbon through.

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 Get your kids involved and add a little bit of texture to your gifts by glueing on some coloured pom poms.

2018-11-24 12.12.07 1.jpgWrapping a gift for an impatient kid? Add a few crayons, then Christmas morning let them colour their gift while they are waiting to open it.

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Did you know that depending on what country you live in, Santa has a different address? Use some airmail envelopes to add some Christmas colour to your gifts.

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Why not glue a fun winter scene to the top of a gift? You could even make a little snow village and display your gifts as another a fun piece of holiday decor.

There you have it, some of my favourite ways to add a little extra character to the gifts under the tree. Let me know what fun ideas you have when dressing up your holiday wrapping.


For some other holiday inspirations, be sure to check out HomeHardwares DIY Wooden Tree Designs


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