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Brown Paper Packages

by Lindsay Law (follow)
Inspiration (6)      Wrapping Paper (3)      Paint Samples (2)     
Wrapping paper can be very expensive, or alternatively cheap and not very good quality. You can usually find rolls of brown paper quite cheaply, and they give a present a traditional look. Brown paper packages, tied up with string, really are a favourite for birthdays in my house.



Brown paper packages, string, gift tags, paint chips, paint samples


Here are some ideas of gift tags that you can use to make the a but more interesting: paint samples.

If you get paint samples with the colours written on them, then you can theme them with the present or the person.

I have a daughter who absolutely adores cats, so I would use this Tigress colour for her.



Brown paper packages, string, gift tags, paint chips, paint samples


Or what about a passionate purple for a Valentine's Day present?



Brown paper packages, string, gift tags, paint chips, paint samples


To make it a bit more eye-catching, you could glue three paint samples together and write across the top of them:



Brown paper packages, string, gift tags, paint chips, paint samples


This tag is a bit more traditional, and gives a lovely vintage feel to your brown paper package. You could use a calligraphy pen to make the writing even more decorative than I have, and make that the focal piece of the present.



Brown paper packages, string, gift tags, paint chips, paint samples


Another great idea for brown paper packages is sealing wax - it comes in a beautiful, rich colours (usually deep red) and you can easily find a heart seal to press into it. I did this one year for all of my Christmas presents to my husband.



Brown paper packages, string, gift tags, paint chips, paint samples


Or, if you're sending a few presents, wrap most up with brown paper and then add a few in upcycled sheet music: these two looks go really well together. In fact, deep red of the ribbon on the sheet music one would go very well with a sealing wax effect on the brown paper package.



Brown paper packages, string, gift tags, paint chips, paint samples


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