Craft/DIY Ideas

Brown Paper Packages (Tied Up With String)

Brown paper packages tied up with string,

these are a few of my favorite things…

If you are just getting around to wrapping up your gifts in these remaining days before Christmas, here are a handful of clever ideas I’ve scoped out for you.

No, they don’t all use brown paper or string, but each one is adorable.

I already have my gifts all wrapped or else I would be totally copying some of these.

Oh well, there’s always next year.

Gifts wrapped with newspaper

From, use up your old newspaper pages or even old maps. My boys would love getting a gift wrapped up in the funnies!

Gift box with paint color chart as tag

Also from, use paint chip swatches as a cute gift tag.

gift wrap

If you want to not even use paper, tying up a package in pretty fabric is a great alternative. (source unknown)

yarn as gift wrap... so pretty.

This is a brown paper package embellished with varying colors of yarn. I love this!! (source also unknown)


If you’re a thrift store junkie like myself, you can always wrap one up in a shirt, topped off with a vintage brooch. (From


The Thompson Family has another creative gift wrap idea–use bulletin board borders to dress up your package.


One Charming Party has a super cute way to personalize a package using ribbons and a monogram. I think this is absolutely adorable.

Boxwood Clippings has several cute ideas to use up an old or thrifted sweater for packaging.

brown paper packages

Nest Full of Eggs has this idea for a brown paper package. Stamp a paper doily and tie up with colored string, twine, or yarn. So simple, yet so pretty.

A fun little craft the kiddos can do while you wrap presents for others!  Frosty makes for an adorable gift tag! More easy Christmas gift tags:

From, this is one that maybe the kiddos can help make. A cute gift tag made with some basic crafting supplies.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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