Brown Paper ….It’s not just for Christmas!

As a gift wrapper I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by pretty materials with everything I could possibly need at my fingertips to be creative or achieve a particular look I need when wrapping for a client, family or friend.

But yet there’s one material I turn to time and time again for it’s versatility….And it’s one you’ll probably have hidden away that you might not think to use for most of the year and that’s kraft/brown paper.

Associated more with traditional Christmas wrappings or a trip to the post office, brown paper is often overlooked but is a hidden gem for year round wrapping. Not only is it the perfect thickness for many techniques (including pleating), its plainness is by far its best feature as it lends itself to being teamed up with a variety of ribbon colours or decorative touches in order to suit any occasion.

No convinced yet?  Here’s our homage to the humble roll of brown paper with some quick and easy gift wrapping ideas that we hope will inspire you to get creative with it at any time of year!

Add a classy pleat, some bright ribbon and little something plucked from the garden and there you have it…instant pretty!


Layer it up! Patterned cellophane and doilies work a treat!

For awkward shapes we suggest pleating it and adding lavender and geraniums (or similar) for a beautifully scented wrap.

And finally….Sometimes simple is all you need, just add stripey string and a button for this fabulous look. Who knew brown paper could be this exciting?!

  • Jennifer Stratton

    06/09/2018 at 9:10 pm Reply

    Always interesting, always inspiring, always pretty…. I look forward to your e-mail dropping into my mail box and yes, I do try the wrapping ideas and have lovely comments from family and friends. on receiving a wrapped gift that is more than just a piece of paper and a length of tape! Thank you.
    Good Luck (although I am sure you won’t need it) with your new web site and on-line shop.

    • moreprettythings

      20/09/2018 at 2:25 pm Reply

      Awe that’s so kind of you to say Jennifer. We do try and it’s so lovely to hear that you try it out with great success…what lucky family and friends I say to receive your fabulous wrappings.

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