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Brown Paper Gift Wrap Table

Make your gifts (almost!) too good to unwrap with these brown paper gift wrap ideas.

Brown (or kraft) paper wrapping has seen a huge resurgence in the last couple of years. And rightly so! It’s one of the most eco-friendly of all the wrapping papers, incredibly versatile, and looks absolutely fabulous when finished in the right way.

Fill your tree with gorgeous gift creations, worthy of any glam Christmas Magazine front cover, and give your loved one a present that they will really want to savour and enjoy opening.

Here’s our round-up of eleven beautiful kraft paper gift wrap ideas.


1. Snow Spots

The House that Lars Built Polka Dot Wrapping Paper
Image Credit: The House That Lars Built

Use the rubber tip of a pencil and a white ink pad (or some white poster paint) to create this gorgeous snow scene.

Visit The House That Lars Built for more.


2. Potato Stamp Designs

Mum in the Madhouse Penguin Paper
Image Credit: Mum in the Madhouse
Fresh Mommy Blog Potato Stamp Gift Wrap
Image Credit: Fresh Mommy Blog

It’s so easy to create potato stamps at home. Then grab the kids to help you decorate the paper with various festive shapes and colours. We love the designs above if you need a little nudge to get started.

Visit Mum In The Madhouse and Fresh Mommy Blog for more details.


3. Lint Roll Christmas Trees

Handmade Charlotte DIY Roller Printing
Image Credit: Handmade Charlotte

A variation on the potato stamp is this fabulous lint roller stamp. Perfect for decorating larger areas of gift wrap.

Visit Handmade Charlotte for more details.


4. Christmas Lights

Burlap & Blue Holiday Lights Gift Wrap
Image Credit: Burlap & Blue

How fabulously cheerful and festive is this wrapping paper design? An ideal project for getting the little ones involved as they add the lights to the cables with their fingerprints!

Visit Burlap & Blue for more details.


5. Washi Tape Weave

DIY Inspired Washi Tape Gift Wrapping
Image Credit: DIY Inspired

Create beautiful patterns and colourful designs with washi tape weaves. Use your loved one’s favourite colours for extra brownie points!

Visit DIY Inspired for more details.


6. Keeping it Natural

Hallstrom Home Gift Wrap with Greenery
Image Credit: Hallstrom Home

Embrace the season and keep things authentically green with these beautiful foliage designs. A great way to repurpose any Christmas tree or garland off-cuts.

Visit Hallstrom Home for more details.


7. Reindeer Feet

Skip to my Lou DIY Rudolph Wrapping Paper
Image Credit: Skip to my Lou

Make creating your gift wrap a full sensory experience with these reindeer feet faces! We think this would be fabulous paper to use for the grandparents’ gifts!

Visit Skip to my Lou for more details.


8. Have Fun with White Paint

A Pretty Fix Brown Paper Gift Wrap Ideas
Image Credit: A Pretty Fix

These elegant paper gift wrap designs are all the result of some easy white paint crafting. Add Christmas icons to your creations by painting inside festive cookie cutter shapes.

Visit A Pretty Fix for more details.


9. Washi Tape Christmas Trees

Food Crafts & Family Washi Tape Christmas Trees
Image Credit: Food Crafts & Family

Put your washi tape to good use again with these simple yet striking Christmas tree designs.

Visit Food Crafts & Family for more details.


10. Cheerful Reindeer Faces

Splash of Something Reindeer Printing
Image Credit: Splash of Something

How adorable are these little reindeer faces?! Have great fun brightening your loved one’s Christmas Day with this Holly Jolly design.

Visit Splash of Something for more details.


11. Get Sticky

DIY Christmas Wrapping Sticker Message
Image Credit: Mike Garten

Raid your children’s sticker collections and see what designs you can add, or festive messages you can create, for your paper gift wrap.


Looking for gift inspiration? Well, look no further! We have a whole host of gift guides ready and waiting for you right here.

Fancy continuing your crafting streak and making some gorgeous handmade gifts for your loved ones? Check out our ideas.