FRIYAY #4 | Brown Paper Gift Wrap Ideas

christmas brown paper wrapping ideas
Last year's gift wrap efforts (see original post here)

Happy Friday! Next Friday Christmas will be over, isn't that a depressing thought? :'(

So now all the shopping is done it's time to get down to the gift wrapping. I start off with the easy, box shaped things and have loads of fun, then I start having trouble with the awkward presents like mugs and then things get a little messy. Still, I like to give it a go! I think you can tell a lot about a person by the type of gift wrap they use, like when my family put all the gifts together I can immediately see who's wrapped what! Yes I know brown paper is a bit of a cliché but it's for good reason! I love it because: 

1. You can get really creative.
2. You can personalize it for the person who's receiving the gift without much effort at all.
3. It's cheap! Definitely no point in spending loads on something that's just going to be torn up and recycled.

So I guess from my gift wrap style we can conclude that I am cheap and lazy haha! As always I've been browsing pinterest and have found a few ideas that look simple but really effective.

all pictures from pinterest

I'm in love with the little bird tag, so cute and very easy to do by the looks of things! I have plenty of stamps and ribbons to use so I'm not sure exactly how I'll be wrapping things up this year but I'll probably be instagramming my efforts!

Do you like gift wrapping? What kind do you go for?

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37 comments:

  1. I really love the brown paper effect! I've seen some with candy cane accessories that looks so authentic :) If it wasn't for the Frozen wrapping paper that I found, I'd have used it this year. Maybe next year ;) xx

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  2. Oh yaaay! Awesome ideas here! I used to always wrap with brown paper, I've upgraded to magazine and newspaper now aha :P x

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  3. I should've done this but I love sparkly wrapping paper too much :'(

    Shabna xx
    http://www.scheine.co.uk

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  4. These are actually awesome gift wrapping ideas! Adds a bit of DIY aspect to Christmas gifting as well. :)

    Olivia x
    Beauty from the Fjord
    MAC Gift Card Giveaway

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  5. I am seriously loving craft paper this xmas, I haven't been quite as creative as you, but using lots of red and gold ribbon to decorate :)

    Josie XOXO

    Fashion Mumblr

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  6. I must admit I'm not very good at wrapping that I always end up just buying gift bags...sigh....this brown paper idea is really fab though, Josie. I like that you can personalize them in so many ways!

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  7. I normally love wrapping my presents in brown paper but fancied a change this year. I think I'm going to go back to it next year as you just can't get any more creative or personal!

    Megan x

    London Callings

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  8. My present wrapping skills are terrible, but I love the look of brown paper :) I love the stars in the last picture, and the letters are really cute :) xx

    Toasty

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  9. Elizabeth Murdock19 December 2014 at 19:28

    I love wrapping with brown paper because I think it gives a retro and vintage effect! xx
    fashionismyfirstlanguage.blogspot.ie

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  10. how cool is that! I'm checking you blog in between of wrapping the gifts so it's even better! Very creative!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  11. These are so creative! Wrapping presents is one of my favourite Christmas pastimes, so I may try this with the presents that I haven't wrapped yet :)

    - Grace's Beauty Space xx

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  12. I love that brown paper - very simple and very chic.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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  13. There is something about brown paper and being able to personalise that I love. You have come up with some great ideas. I love the stars and the white dove. Last year I made my brown paper Rudolph with his very own red pom pom nose Lucy x

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  14. I actually love how simple and elegant this looks! I found a Christmas jumper wrapping paper this year, and brown wrapping paper with tiny shiny red reindeer so I've used those but next year I'll try brown!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  15. I love all of this, the tape Christmas tree is my fave! I've been really lame with my wrapping this year, being pregnancy I just can't bebothered to do it all pretty like usual!

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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  16. I love this idea. I like to be crafty so I think I will be wrapping some of my presents like this this year! x

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  17. SO glad you've posted this! I am doing brown wrapping too and seem to be the only one. Every time I mention what I am doing, people look at me like I've grown a second head!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  18. Candy cane would be cute! You know I STILL haven't seen Frozen! x

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  19. That's a really original idea! I've got loads of old Vogues sitting around, might finally have a use for them now :) x

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  20. I love sparkles too! Maybe next year you can do a mix of both? x

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  21. There's so many good ideas on pinterest! Yep, I love things to have a DIY feel at Christmas :D x

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  22. That sounds lovely! Red & gold are a must at Christmas x

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  23. I'm not very good either if it's not box shaped haha! I think gift bags are the way forward x

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  24. I've ended up doing a mix of patterned paper and brown paper this year, I fancied a bit of a change too! x

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  25. Mine are bad too if it's not box shaped! I think I'm going to give the stars a go at some point, it's such a cute idea x

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  26. Such cute ideas aren't they? I love pinterest! Hope your wrapping went well :) x

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  27. I love it too it can be so tiring though haha x

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  28. So simple and effective isn't it? :) x

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  29. That sounds adorable! I love Rudolph x

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  30. Your paper sounds cute! I still love patterned paper too :) x

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  31. I really wanna give that one a go! Oh I don't blame you haha you deffo have enough on your plate! x

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  32. Good luck! Would love to see what you come up with :) x

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  33. It sounds weird but it does look much better than people think haha! x

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  34. totally. Better than ones I pined myself.
    It did well, thanks :)

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  35. Gorgeous post! So many cute ideas. I love brown paper and the stamping effect. I’ve done a similar post on my blog :-) Just found your blog, its really fab! Merry Christmas! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  36. I really like the idea of cutting out big initials! Think I'll give that ago <3 Gisforgingers xx

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