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4 Kraft Paper Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas

The alternative title for today’s post could be, “if you’re type A and you know it clap your hands.”

Let’s just call a spade a spade—I’m really particular when it comes to wrapping gifts. I love how cohesive it looks under the tree when presents are wrapped in the same paper, and I especially love kraft paper. Of course, it is fun to have some variation so I generally stick to the same paper but spruce them up with different accessories and gift tags—four of which I am going to highlight today.

While I opt for plain kraft paper most of the year, around Christmas last year, I discovered this beautiful red polka dotted kraft paper in the dollar spot, and literally drove to three different Targets in the area to stock up. This year, Target offered a similar line of paper in the dollar spot that featured green and red polka dots, and I love how festive, yet classy, this look is.

kraft paper christmas gift wrap ideas

ONE // the very berry method—I bought several different colors of faux berries at Hobby Lobby this fall when Monica and I were in Dallas. They came with three branches per stem, so using wire cutters, I cut them into individual trimmings and hot glued them onto packages. Easy and stunning (ly simple). I put a gold gift tag on the bottom to identify the recipient, and me as the giver.

 

kraft paper christmas gift wrap ideas

TWO // the monogram method—Perhaps the easiest way to jazz up a present: find big gold letters to spell out someone’s initial or monogram. This one with an “m” is for my Mom, but for my sisters, I included all three letters of their monogram.

kraft paper christmas gift wrap ideas

THREE // the jingle bell method—This method was so easy, and would be really fun for little kids. I took simple red and white twine and wrapped it around the box like I usually would. On the last loop around before I tied it off, I strung on some jingle bells.

kraft paper christmas gift wrap ideas

FOUR // the all gold everything method—I am a sucker for all things gold, so when I saw gold glitter gift tags in Hobby Lobby on that same trip, I knew these were coming home with me. Wrap the twine around the package, and tie the gift tag on at the end. Instant holiday bling!

kraft paper christmas gift wrap ideas

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  1. Love how easy and versatile kraft paper is! And obviously am a fan of everything that comes from Hobby Lobby 🙂

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    • Katie wrote:

      Hobby Lobby is the BEST, and I owe it to you for introducing me!

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  2. These are beautiful! I try really hard to jazz up my gifts each year and can’t wait to try these. Also, I love the alternate title for the post! ?

    xo. A Peachy Sonder

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thank you, lady! SO glad the humor got through haha!

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  3. I love the initial idea!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks C! xx

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  4. Hil wrote:

    I love the twine idea, so simple and elegant. I had my toddler use christmas cookie cutters to decorate the kraft paper for me!

    I would love it if you came to link up at our party:

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    • Katie wrote:

      Ah that is so fun that you used cookie cutters to decorate kraft paper, what a fun idea!

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  5. Julia wrote:

    I absolutely love the look of using kraft paper to wrap gifts. I didn’t know they made kraft paper with designs though and I love it! The monogram idea is a really good one, I’ll definitely be using that this year

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    • Katie wrote:

      I am glad you love it, too! Yes – Target dollar spot :] They don’t sell that stuff online, but it is so easy to find, especially in November!

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  6. Rachel wrote:

    These ideas are great! I’ll admit, I’m not the best wrapper (guilty of excess paper on the ends at times), but I do love wrapped gifts with a little extra personality!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Yes! I am not the best either, but at my first job ever, we had to wrap gifts all the time, so I think I got better then.

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  7. Jenny wrote:

    How adorable!
    I love cute wrapping paper too and can’t wait to wrap my gifts this year.

    xoxo, Jenny

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    • Katie wrote:

      Good luck with the wrapping! xx

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  8. These packages are absolutely beautiful! It makes me want to put in a little more effort this Christmas. Now that my kids are older, they actually appreciate pretty looking gifts. 🙂

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thank you Julie! Yes, I would never do this for little kids – they care more about the boxes than anything! Haha.

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  9. Kristin wrote:

    These are sooo cute! Mine do not look that good at all!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thanks Kristin! xx

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  10. Willow wrote:

    I love the jingle bells! I am going to wrap my presents with bells this year – such a cute idea!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Willow! Good luck :]

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  11. Leslie wrote:

    These are all too cute. I love Target & their dollar spot! Could totally love in that place. I think the polkadots are my favorite.

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thanks Leslie! xx

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  12. OMG I needed this thank you so much!!!!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Yeah girl! xx

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  13. Christie wrote:

    Great wrapping ideas, Katie! I sure do love wrapping gifts!

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw me too, C! Especially with Home Alone on in the background.

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  14. So fun! I LOVE wrapping!

    Xx Taylor
    http://lightscameracatwalk.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Me too! And I bet you are SO good at it.

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  15. Chelsea wrote:

    Love all of these! The one with jingle bells is especially cute!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks C! xx

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  16. Alyssa wrote:

    I love kraft paper! I like stripes more than dots, but these are all so adorable. Can’t wait to try some of these ideas out!

    Alyssa
    Short Shorts and Ponytails

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