Presents are purchased, gifts are DIY’d, and the only thing left to do is to wrap, wrap, wrap. Beautiful wrapping can be just as special as the gift itself – after all, it sets the deserved anticipation for the wonderful surprise waiting inside, doesn’t it? Today I’ll be showing you how I like to incorporate natural, organic elements atop of brown paper packages tied up with string. Because these are a few of my favorite things . . .
Wrap the gift with postal wrapping paper or kraft paper. Center the bottom of the present on a long piece of twine, bring the twine over the top and criss cross in the opposing direction. Bring the twine back around the bottom and criss cross again the opposite direction. Wrap it 2-3 times and keep the cross sections close to each other and off center. On the last crossing, tie the twine into a double knot over the top of the present. Lay a few bundles of berries over the knot.
Layer mushrooms and more berries over each other. Tie the bundle together into a tight double knot.
Trim the tips and tie the twine into a bow. Easy!
- postal wrapping paper
- tartan fabric
- sprigs of natural pine or fir
- baker’s twine
- lace ribbon
Cut a knick into the fabric, along the crosswise grain, and rip for a straight strip. Pull out any stray threads on either side.
After wrapping with kraft paper, tie the strip of fabric around the present and tie it into a double knot in the back. Do the same with the lace ribbon or trim.
Center the baker’s twine along the top of the fabric, wrap around the backside and criss cross in the opposite direction before brining the twine back around to the front. Tie it into a double knot. Lay a few branches of pine or fir (add some glitter with a bit of glue for sparkle) over the double knot and tie it off with another double knot and a bow. Trim away any excess twine. A simple way to wrap with scrap fabric!
- postal wrapping paper
- jute twine
- small pine cones
- assorted dresden trim
- gold bullion
Start by squeezing the jute twine into the tiny crevasses of the bottom of the pine cone. Wrap the twine all the way until the two pieces of twine meet.
Add on a second pine cone. Place the pine cones on top of a wrapped present.
Wrap the twine around, cross around the back and back to the top into a double knot.
Bullion is finely coiled wire – once pulled apart, it looks like gold fairy floss! Stretch out the entire length of the gold bullion and start to wind it into a bow, keeping it pinched in the middle.
Once the entire wire has been wound, twist the center a couple of times to keep it in place.
Put it between the two pinecones and tie it in place with the twine. Trim away any excess twine.
Put a few dabs of glue under the dresden medallion. Slide it under the pinecones and/or glue on more dresden trim to decorate the rest of the package. Oh, so shiny!
(all images by HonestlyWTF; fabric courtesy of Roxy)
Thanks for sharing. It looks super lovely <3
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This is amazing! Simple, classic, minimalist but still cosy looking.
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this DIY is so cute and it’s easy to do!!! I’ll do it!!!
I like them all! Wish to have one like thisss !
so beautiful. wish you nice christmas days with these beautiful presents
We like use a simple craft paper with other paper colours! Beautiful!
soo cutee! than for the tips!
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Im doing this will all my gifts this year!!
That is so nice idea. It looks like original and cute. Have a great day.
So funny. Didn’t I just say I was going to use brown butcher paper with the red and white twine you guys posted in the crafts gift guides? You guys definitely out-crafted me though, I was literally just gonna do brown paper and twine. Ha!
So lovely, great post!
Love this! Incorporating natural, organic elements is a great idea, and it’s refreshing to see wrap like that, rather than colorful, kiddish print – which is still cute, but this is refreshing 🙂
Beautiful! Thoughtful wrapping always make the gift so much more special!
Other than the exquisite presentation, the love and care u wrapped around each gift emanate such meaningful depth. Poetic and divine. This beauty is what it is all about.
Loving the tartan fabric and the pine cones. Such a pretty, simple wrapping idea.
Great ideas! Beautiful!!
love this xx
Love that it’s like gift wrap of the earth, just so organic and pure.
Thanks for sharing this DIY!
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That’s SO beautiful! Can’t wait to try these!
That’s such a great idea! I’m definitely doing that myself.
SO so soooo pretty! 🙂
Oh I love it! Very creative 🙂
Great idea – simple, classic, minimalist – love it.
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So many good ideas!
I will try these new ideas on this Christmas and new year.
really, really unusual but so pretty! wouldn’t have ever come to this idea!! great!! but i’m always so sad that the unwrapping takes just a few seconds 🙁
wow too cute !!
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i wouldn’t want to open the package….its too pretty! i try to wrap my “not for my immediate family” gifts in a cute fashion….i never know where to buy the kraft paper tho??
Lovely ideas! 🙂 I also have a post about gift wrapping on my blog if you’d like to take a look 🙂
Merry X-mass 🙂
really beautiful and crative packing idea. I love it ! It’s so cute.
Merry X-Mas 🙂
I love the use of natural materials and the combination of the plaid and lace. Clever! <3
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Awesome looking wrapping using decent materials. Smart!
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wow!!!! great ideas!
I really like how simple and festive it is – and you could smugly recycle them afterwards. Ta for the ideas – hopefully they’ll distract from any woeful gifts I’ll be handing over this year
These are so pretty! Bookmarking this for future gift wrapping endeavors. There were a few presents this year that had to be wrapped plainly because I ran out of ideas, ha. Never again!
Yes! I love this! Kraft paper, red and gold paper, and baubles of rosehips, sage, and juniper were my wrappings of choice this year. Big wrapping paper dork, right here. Love it. Love this blog- happy new year!!
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Cute ideas 🙂 I painted my neutral gift papers with a white edding 🙂 Hugs from Germany
cute! Unfortunately I don’t have time to buy gifts, not speaking about wrapping them :/
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I like them all! Wish to have one like thisss !
Wow, It’s a really creative ideas. I like this ideas. We can use such things that we do not use. Really awesome ideas. I am impressed from this post. I haven’t any word to appreciate this post. Great Work.
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