brown paper packages

I love wrapping gifts- creating something that looks so pretty, so enticing, it's almost a shame to open. (oh but you do!) I also have an affinity for wrapping with craft paper. It's the mix of ordinary and special that appeals to me. 

Here are some of my favorite ideas to give you a little inspiration as you finish wrapping up all those holiday gifts.


Ok, not craft paper, but same simple premise. via Better Homes and Gardens




How great is this recycled bag idea? Love! via A Creative Mint



Making something sweet from yarn and tape. via Bugs and Fishes & Be different act normal



Simplistic perfection. A tag/embellishment that won't get crushed under other gifts. via A little hut



A simple glitter bow. Really, what else do you need? via The Glitter Guide



And finally some down-loadable tags so you can pretty up your own brown paper packages tied up with string! via Eat Drink Chic