December 28, 2011

Brown paper packages tied up with string

I am usually one of those people who is wrapping (sloppily) on Christmas Eve at about 11:00.  I was STILL wrapping at 11:00 on Christmas Eve, but they looked a lot cuter than they have in previous years!  I discovered the joys of brown paper packages this year, and I LOVE it!  I don’t think I’ll ever go back!


The best thing is how thrifty this is!  I bought rolls of brown packing paper from the Dollar Store:

I had my hubby wrap up the boxes with the packing paper (just make sure that you mark who the presents are for…we used post-its):

Then I just found things in my craft closet to embellish the packages!

This is a great project to use scraps of fabric, paper, ribbon, etc. that you have around the house.  It honestly didn’t take too long, but the results were so fun :)


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  1. oh they turned out so cute! I’m going to keep this idea in mind for my next christmas….when I will be a very poor newly wed lol :)

  2. Thrifty & cute…not to mention how coordinated your gifts must have looked under the tree!

  3. I love the look of brown paper on Christmas gifts! Yours turned out so cute!

  4. I am so doing this next year! Visiting from TT&J.

  5. Love the tags made of sheet music!

  6. I really love these! I love the song too!!! :) we are having a project party on my blog if you want to join..

    Hope to see you there! Happy New Year!

  7. They look amazing! I didn’t even think to check to the dollar store for the brown packaging paper!

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