Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String

“These are a few of my favorite things.”

I must admit that I have not cared much about gift wrapping until recently.  However, I have now come to a place in my life where I really do feel that presents seem more special when they are beautifully wrapped.  I enjoy brown paper packages tied up with string, especially when they have a little something extra attached such as the pinecones or sprigs shown above.  I know Colleen loves brown paper wrapping because these days it usually means the paper is recycled.  She is liable to buy anything if she thinks it is recycled.  I am pretty sure she gets had by this almost daily.  She is such a good little environmentalist.  Anyways, I was browsing through some photos to fuel my gift wrapping inspiration.  I found some that are truly lovely and might help get ya’ll excited about doing some wrapping of your own this year.  Even some with brown paper.

The blogger Mrs. Limestone from Brooklyn Limestone designed this free download for her blog to use as tags on your gift wrapping.  I find it to be adorable and thought I’d share the link love.

I myself plan to use silver and white paper with colorful ribbon because I like the way it looks so much under my tree.  I bought some snowflake tags to attach to them but I will probably use these Naughty/Nice tags on some as well.  Now I just need to go out and buy some presents.  Yikes!  And just to clear up any confusion, I will happily accept presents that are not wrapped as well.

Happy wrapping!


Photo credits:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16


  1. Elizabeth

    I usually use brown paper for my wrapping as well. This year I’m using plain white and purchased a variety of Christmas stamps along with red,green and blue ink. Going the plain route looks more refined and gives you the opportunity to get creative as you wish. Loves you

  2. Dad

    This is perfect a blog about two
    of my favorite subjects. My kids.

  3. Stephanie G

    I always like to use pretty ribbon

  4. Colleen

    Ohh Elizabeth I like your idea about the stamps! I have already bought some 100% recycled paper for 57 million dollars from the container store because I am ridiculous. You are correct, I am had at least twice a week. I do plan to integrate some bakers twine, sparkles (obvs), some cute martha tags I got from michael’s, and maybe some newspaper!! Oh my, I need to get started.

  5. Megan

    Lizzy Meb, That is gonna be way cute. Hadn’t thought of stamps!
    Mrs. G, Your wrapping is beautiful. I still have your ribbon hanging around waiting to use for something.
    Dad, You are a funny bunny.

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  7. Mrs. Limestone

    Thanks so much for the mention.

    Ive been pouring over your blog for an hour now. Its gorgesous!

  8. Megan

    Hey Mrs. Limestone! Well it is safe to say you have made our year. You are such a mega-celebrity superstar blogger! Thanks so much for taking the time to check us out. We Love You! Merry Christmas!

  9. Mrs. Limestone

    ha! You must have me confused with someone else.

    Oh and excuse my spelling above – im not sure what i was typing there.

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