December 20, 2011

I'm back on this Tuesday to share part two of our wrapping afternoon. The first is super easy by using a white pen, marker, pencil, ect. on brown kraft/butcher paper. Draw whatever you fancy. Use stencils, free-hand or even let the children have a go at it.

The second is a bit more advanced but I simply adore the outcome. Early last week I noticed THIS WRAPPING PAPER from Anthro but sadly, it's sold out. Time to improvise! I thought I'd try to make my own with the same kraft/butcher paper I've been using all along. Add some red thread and a roll of kraft crepe paper streamer and ta-da! Looks pretty similar, I'd have to say. =)

Below is a detailed shot of the ruffles. I did use a sewing machine so I apologize in advance this wrapping paper is not a universal DIY. However I will say this, I'm not a sewer by any means. I can sew a straight line, but that's as far as my abilities take me. I encourage you to give it a try if you have access to a sewing machine. THIS LINK shows the set up I used so if you're interested, have yourself a peek. 



  1. Love it! Where did you find that red and white twine?

  2. Hi Katey! I bought the twine from Crate and Barrel last holiday season. If they don't have this year, check out Etsy. I'm certain you will find a ton.

  3. Where do you find the brown paper, Jennie? Also: Katey, they have the red and white twine at Anthropologie this year. I just bought some!

    1. I purchased the brown paper at my local dollar tree, but most craft stores have it in the wrapping section. It's called butcher paper...pretty sure if you searched Etsy or Amazon you would find it too.

  4. I love your gift wrapping ideas! I'm definitely going to try the second one.