Categories
Loading
Welcome to Babble,
Settings
Sign Out

Get the Babble Newsletter!

Already have an account? .

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String

Well, you know how the song goes. But isn’t it true? Packages wrapped in brown paper are just one of my very favorite things, as cliched as it may be, and it’s probably one of yours, too! What is it about brown paper and a little bit of twine that just feels so right?

And I absolutely love brown wrapping paper on Christmas presents, ever since I happened across an obscenely large stash of the stuff a few years back and could never seem to run out of it. Every year I start with that same brown canvas and then try and come up with something really special in the “string” arena. Red and white striped butchers twine is always lovely, doilies provide just the right feminine touch, and even standard old manila tags from the office supply section make such lovely (and inexpensive!) little gift tags.

After the jump, I’ve got lots of brown paper packages tied up with string, just for you, to help get you in the Christmas gifting mood. This slideshow made me so happy to put together. I hope you enjoy it just as much!


  • Doily + White Ink 1 of 24
    Doily + White Ink
    Nothing a stick of glue and a few dabs of a paint pen can't gussy up!
    This Brown Paper Package is from Hearth And Made UK
  • Believe It Or Not: A Trader Joe’s Shopping Bag 2 of 24
    Believe It Or Not: A Trader Joe's Shopping Bag
    Nothing to be ashamed of, I used TJ's grocery bags last year, too.
    This Brown Paper Package is from Mermag
  • Assorted Papers 3 of 24
    Assorted Papers
    Once you have a neutral brown backdrop, the rest is up to your imagination!
    This Brown Paper Package is from Francine Clouden
  • So Sweet 4 of 24
    So Sweet
  • Perfectly Ladylike 5 of 24
    Perfectly Ladylike
  • Pom Pom! 6 of 24
    Pom Pom!
    Yarn pom poms are making a definite comeback, and are highly satisfying to make on the couch in front of a good movie.
    This Brown Paper Package is from Francine Clouden
  • Lovely Lace 7 of 24
    Lovely Lace
    For a real jolt of ladylike pizazz, use real cloth doilies.
    This Brown Paper Package is from Bleubird Vintage
  • Stamped 8 of 24
    Stamped
    Such a great way to keep gifts organized, don't you think?
    This Brown Paper Package is from The Haystacked Needle
  • Blue Makes A Nice Touch 9 of 24
    Blue Makes A Nice Touch
    You can buy pretty striped baker's twine at almost any craft store, adn oh how they make a sweet little touch.
    This Brown Paper Package is from Tin Cans Unlimited
  • Red Star + Twine 10 of 24
    Red Star + Twine
    How fantastic are these red stars?
    This Brown Paper Package is from Gabrielle Gawne-Kelnar
  • Stitched Pouches 11 of 24
    Stitched Pouches
    No gift box required.
    This Brown Paper Package is from Likkle Girl
  • Special Delivery 12 of 24
    Special Delivery
    The true beauty of a brown paper wrapped package is in its cost savings, wouldn't you say?
    This Brown Paper Package is from Life In Sunsets
  • Lots Of Inspiration To Choose From Here 13 of 24
    Lots Of Inspiration To Choose From Here
    The options here are limitless!
    This Brown Paper Package is from Style Me Pretty
  • Rosette On Top 14 of 24
    Rosette On Top
    Pro tip: Mustard yellow and brown were MFEO.
    This Brown Paper Package is from The Thrifty Crafter
  • Red Poms Green Poms 15 of 24
    Red Poms Green Poms
    More pom poms!
    This Brown Paper Package is from Table Tonic
  • Tape Instead of String 16 of 24
    Tape Instead of String
    Who says you need ribbon anyway? These days, colorful washi tape is all the rage. Buy yourself a pack and get to it!
    This Brown Paper Package is from Cox and Cox
  • Stamped With Initials 17 of 24
    Stamped With Initials
    You can find boxes like these at any Michaels store in the country. How you dress them up is your call.
    This Brown Paper Package is from Emersonmade
  • Classic With A Touch Of Lace 18 of 24
    Classic With A Touch Of Lace
    Your gift may not be handmade, but your wrapping paper sure is.
    This Brown Paper Package is from Style Canvas
  • Rough + Gorgeous 19 of 24
    Rough + Gorgeous
    Brown paper is the perfect solution for husbands who are sloppy wrappers. Even the most imperfect wrap job looks artfully done.
    This Brown Paper Package is from Flickr
  • Mushrooms! 20 of 24
    Mushrooms!
    Don't you just love how sweet this looks?
    This Brown Paper Package is from Flickr
  • A Little Faux Bois 21 of 24
    A Little Faux Bois
    Add a stretch of nice paper, like a cumberbund to your brown paper tuxedo.
    This Brown Paper Package is from May Dae
  • Typeface Packaging 22 of 24
    Typeface Packaging
    This is amazing.
    This Brown Paper Package is from Man Made DIY
  • Felt And Washi 23 of 24
    Felt And Washi
    Bonus points when the bow of your giftwrap can also be used as a coaster.
    This Brown Paper Package is from Paper Crave
  • Red And White Doilies 24 of 24
    Red And White Doilies
    Newspaper adds such a graphic and textural edge, doesn't it?
    This Brown Paper Package is from Paper Crave

 

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest
Tagged as: , ,

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest