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Blogmas Day 13 | PACKAGING

Brown Paper Packages

In the words of Fraulein Maria 'brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favourite things!' Now, you may have realised by now that I love a thrifty alternative and brown paper is the BEST wrapping resource you can get. Did you know you can get 25 metres of brown wrapping on eBay for around ยฃ5? If you compare this to around ยฃ4 for 3 metres then it seems like a win right? Right!

I know you may have reservations because there are so many pretty wrapping papers out there, but I'm going to show you all the ways you can jazz this up and make it look so pretty, plus if you buy loads of it you can use it for anyone's birthday and tailor it to whoever! Makes so much more sense than one use festive paper. 

 
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Sometimes simple is the most effective. You could print off the labels and then all you need is some fine thread to recreate this look. All that needs to be added for the finishing touch is a little bit of greenery, whether that's clipped off your tree or from a bush outside it doesn't matter!

 
 
 

If you're a bit of a stationery hoarder like me, then you may well have a set of rubber letter stamps in your collection. If so then you could easily create these personalised gifts. Added bows or ribbons will add some colour.

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I think this one is my favourite design. I am loving natural decorations this year and these are all things you can find foraging on a winter walk. All that's needed is some twine and maybe some bells to finish it off.

 
 
 

Pom Poms are so easy to make and you can usually find some wool pretty cheap, or perhaps ask a relative who knits if they have any balls of wool they no longer need. You can buy Pom Pom makers online fairly cheaply and in differing sizes, teeny tiny ones are my favourite. 

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If lettering is your thing then you could pull this one off really easily. I'm not good with calligraphy, I wish I was! This is another lovely way to personalise gifts using just brown paper, a gold pen and some ribbon! Easy and cheap!

 
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So you see, brown does not have to be boring, in fact it can looks extremely pretty - you just need a bit of inspiration to get started.

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These ones are fun and could be really great for children! All it requires really is cutting out some shapes from other coloured card and sticking it on. Easy but effective!