Christmas is coming! And that means gifts. Whether you hand make your gifts or buy them, it’s the wrapping that counts. It’s no secret that I’m all about the wrapping – thats the bit of gifting that I most look forward to doing.
As much as I love wrapping, I don’t think you need to spend on fancy bows and expensive paper that just ends up in the trash. One of my favourite ways to wrap gifts is using simple kraft paper in neutral tones. There is so much you can do with this humble paper to make your gifts look beautiful and it costs hardly anything.
Here are 9 kraft paper Christmas wrapping ideas
Here black, white and natural kraft paper have been used to wrap the gifts and create a simple 3d star topper. See more about this Christmas gift wrapping idea and there’s also a free star template to download.
Here simple kraft paper has been transformed with a paintbrush and some white paint. Go for brush strokes or paint splatter or a distressed paint look and pair with simple string. And you can go for any colour you like, not just white. Here’s more about this Christmas gift wrap idea and how to get the look.
How stunning are these gifts? Once again the humble kraft paper in black, white and natural has been paired with DIY paper bows for a super stylish gift wrap idea. Here’s where you can see the step by step tutorial to make these DIY paper bows.
Pairing brown kraft paper with greenery of any kind works really well and it’s so simple to do. Use eucalyptus stems, herbs like rosemary or any greenery you find. Here’s more details on this festive gift wrapping idea and how to get the look.
Stars say Christmas more than anything and this star gift wrapping idea is so fun! It might take a little more time than the others but it will be so worth it. All you need is good old kraft paper and a needle and thread. Head on over to this star gift wrapping tutorial where you’ll also find the star template for free.
This is a simple yet wonderful way to wrap your gifts – parcel paper topped with a photo. Pick a photo of a fun memory with the person who the gift is for and they’ll instantly know who it’s from. I especially love this idea for when you have to send gifts rather than give them personally. There’s no tutorial for this but you can read more about this gift wrap idea here.
Another idea is to top your kraft paper wrapped gifts with clay creations in festive shapes. These clay Christmas trees decorate the gifts and can be used as gift tags by writing a message on the back. Head on over to get the clay tree topper tutorial.
This is such an easy festive way to wrap your gifts. Just top brown paper with some Christmas tree clippings and splatter on some white paint for a snowy effect. Head here to see more on this gift wrapping idea.
Last but not least is this idea of topping brown or white kraft paper with little flower and butterfly shapes. The flowers can be made from crepe paper or even – wait for it… thin toilet paper! The tutorial is in Swedish but it can be translated to English – find the details here.
All of these kraft paper Christmas wrapping ideas look fab and hardly need any materials at all. They’re mostly quick to do so if you’re a last minute gal like me, you’ll still have beautifully wrapped gifts even if you do it all on Christmas eve.