Monday, July 9, 2012

5 Ways with Kraft Paper

When it comes to wrapping presents my all time favourite material to use is kraft paper. I love how versatile it is, it's the perfect backdrop for so many cute ways to decorate your gift.

I'm always pinning great ideas (you can check them out here) and coming up with new ideas of my own.

Here are five of my recent favourites...


If you follow me on instagram you'll know that making the little bunting flags out of washi tape is one of my 'go to' wrapping techniques. It's so quick and simple and is perfect for little girl gifts.



This lace and blue ribbon combination is how I wrapped all of my Christmas gifts last year. They looked really sweet under our blue and white Christmas tree.
 

This little twine flower was an idea that I saw on Pinterest just the other day. They are really easy (and lots of fun) to make.





This is one of my new favourites. It's a little tedious, but definitely worth the effort! I used a border punch along the edge of the paper and then threaded some bakers twine through the little cut-outs.




I've saved the best for last. This one took the least amount of effort on my part, but gave me the biggest smile. Max saw me wrapping a present for his little friend Chloe and wanted to join in on the fun. He got out his crayons and drew a rainbow (and some other squiggles) on the paper and then we wrapped it around a present for Chloe. He was so proud when it came time for her to open it!


So there you have it, 5 ways I like to wrap with kraft paper. Do you like to fancy up your gifts or are you more of a gift bag person?






14 comments

  1. Very clever! I love the little bunting flags... I've been inspired!

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    1. Thank you! They're so sweet aren't they!? :)

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  2. I love wrapping gifts in kraft paper... but you are taking it to the next level! Great ideas!

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  3. I like to wrap with kraft paper as well. Love the idea of letting your little ones draw on it. :)

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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    1. He had so much fun doing it, I can definitely see it happening again for the next birthday party he goes too :)

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    1. Thanks Tanya! I love it too & it was really fun to make :)

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  5. Oh I love these so much! I want to go buy reams of craft paper and all my Christmas presents and get cracking! (I always dream of getting my Christmas shopping done well in advance instead of last minute)

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    1. Sounds like a good idea! I think I need to do the same thing :)

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  6. I love these great ideas for gift wrapping. Thanks for sharing them!

    Thanks also for stopping by and linking up your blog to my Social Media Blog Hop. It's lovely to meet you and find your blog. I'll go and find you on your new Facebook site so I can keep up with your blog!

    I only started a Facebook page for my blog recently too. I am not really into facebook and never had an account until I thought it might benefit my blog. I'm more of a twitter fan. Are you on Twitter? If you are I'll follow you there too!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Hi Natasha, thanks for stopping by and for the like on my fb page. I've found you on facebook and twitter :)

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