5 Great Kraft Paper Wrapping Ideas

I rely on kraft paper the way that some rely on duct tape. For last summer's BBQ it became an inexpensive table runner complete with pens to encourage doodling, for craft shows it was an easy way to package prints on the spot and come holiday time I've been pulling it out to wrap gifts in.

There is just something so charming to me about a little brown package, it feels simple, nostalgic and it is the perfect blank canvas for customizing. I am not alone in feeling this way, as evidenced by the many great examples that I've seen cropping up around the blogosphere and in my Pinterest feed. Here are a few of my favorites...

1. Some great examples of how you can use leftover bits of scraps from other projects. Via Justine Blakeney.

2. Oversized gold polka dots are created with spray paint and stencils.
Via Oh Hello Friend.

3. Cream crepe paper is sewn on with red thread to create a ruffled effect.
Via Odessa May

4. Office stickers are used to create neon polka dots in this simple project.
Via Frolic!

5. Vintage photos and rustic trimmings make this tutorial feel especially nostalgic.
Via Odessa May

(Images: as linked above)

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