Hand-drawn giftwrap

Brown paper + silver pen = nice giftwrap!

Hand-drawn giftwrap

It’s easy, quick and un-squashable and the designs are really simple.

Hand-drawn giftwrap

If you are not that confident at drawing then sketch your doodle in pencil first. Easy!

Hand-drawn giftwrap

This is more for grown ups than kids so i’ll post something more kid orientated later in week.

Hand-drawn giftwrap

Happy Monday everyone! (I’m kinda wishing it was Friday already!!!)

Hand-drawn giftwrap


 

 

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  1. mamaloves #

    **Love** do you have a good source for your brown paper. I usually get mine from the post office and I am not happy with the quality. Any help would be awesome. Thanks

  2. Kate #

    Hi Mamaloves,

    I get mine from the post office too. Like you say it’s pretty thin. If the box you are wrapping is light in colour it’s fine. If it has a dark design on it you have to double wrap which is a bit annoying.

    I wrap the box so the paper is shiny side in and draw on the dull side.

    If anyone knows of a good source of brown paper in the UK (or elsewhere) please shout!

    • Jelhel #

      My local 99p Store has a rather good stock of craft and mail supplies and their brown paper is a fairly decent quality. For 99p, it’s worth a try. Hope that helps.

    • Moir #

      Newspaper offices have rolls of unprinted newspaper – it’s super cheap or often free for the rolls which still have metres and metres on them – they just don’t have enough paper on them to go through the print machine. The paper is quite thin, but you can double it up & it works well. They also make great paper for kids to draw on, or tablecloths at kids parties.

      I love using sewing patterns, or for small gifts sheet music and old black & white comics that you can pick up super cheaply from second hand stores.

    • I have had great success finding very large rolls of very thick brown paper, here in US, at Home Depot. (a large hardware store) It’s in the painting supply area, near the drop clothes. I’ve had a roll of it for over a year and we use it to make holiday/ seasonal table clothes. The kids love spending the time together and using our imagination. I want to say the roll costs around 10 US dollars. I hope this helps you in some way.

      • Kate #

        Thanks for the info Carrie ^_^

  3. That is really pretty and fun!

    We made some homemade gift-wrap last week. We used freezer paper with green and red paint, and red glitter glue. We “stamped” the paper using limes cut in half, but my daughter also used paintbrush and her fingertips. It came out lovely, we are definitely going to make some more!

  4. anjanette #

    here in the US we get this ultra thick brown paper…like the sort our grocery bags are often made of…you can buy it in post office or mine is from “Scotch” company…called appropriately enough “postal mailing paper.”

    Thanks for the beautiful idea and website. I have been wrapping Christmas and birthday gifts in brown paper for years now and tend to dress it all up using pretty ribbons, bakers twine or raffia with cinnamon sticks and dried orange slices. Your crafts are EXCELLENT!!!

    • Kate #

      Hi anjanette,

      The cinnamon sticks and dried oranges sounds lovely. I was going to make some for the tree this year (for the smell more than anything!).

      I think we need to import some of your paper…the stuff we buy from the post office here is not good at all!

      • amber #

        You can order the Scotch brand (heavy duty!) on amazon.com :)

  5. Really pretty and simple too – thank you for the inspiration !

  6. wow!! I absolutely LOVEE this idea. I’ll definitely have to use this for Hanukkah this year.

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! So genius! I already told my family that all of their gifts are going to be wrapped in newspaper or kraft paper. They gave me a funny look – but I assured them it would look awesome!

    Kelsey :)

  8. What a lovely idea. Perfect christmas inspiration.

  9. I think that this is a lovely idea for gift wrapping…its simple and creative…I love it going to have to try it out this holiday! thanks for sharing

  10. Chris #

    Hi Kate,

    I wish I could get mine to look like that, you really have some lovely ideas.

    Thanks again,
    Chris

  11. Anne #

    You can actually get pretty decent brown paper from Home Depot or any hardware store in the paint supply aisle, and it’s much cheaper than buying from an art store. They use it for laying down on the floor to prevent paint drips, so you get a whole lot more paper, for a much much cheaper price.

    • Kate #

      Thanks for leaving a comment Anne, I’ll have to check out the DIY stores here and see if they do anything similar…..

  12. Angela #

    I love this! Thanks for the inspiration, your designs are so classy!

  13. Sue #

    Wow, I love this! Combine this idea with some Zentangle (google it!) pattern doodles for inspiration! = )

  14. Linda #

    Like everyone else, I adore this idea! I ordered a large roll of the paper here in the States from PaperMart.com I don’t know if they ship out of the states, though. Good luck finding it!

  15. That’s a genius idea, and a beautiful execution. I love how the brown and silver look together!

  16. These are awesome! Love love love!

  17. Loving these!! Blogged them in my inspirational blog post: http://blog.joyhey.com/2011/11/17/inspiration-sweet-christmas-packaging/ Thanks for the idea! :)

  18. This is really lovely – we wrap all our items in brown paper when we send them out so the packaging can be easily recycled, and this is a brilliant way to update it from the ‘natural’ category to a more ‘modern graphical’ category.
    Very nice indeed – guess what we will be doing in the studio tomorrow!

  19. cherrie #

    great pracking idea! LIKE!!

    • cherrie #

      is “packaging”

  20. joe #

    really like every little tutorial you’ve made, lots of variation- can tell you’re a very talented designer, bookmarked for future!

  21. I love that wrapping paper! LOVE!

    • Kate #

      Thanks Lana ^_^

  22. Peggie #

    I bought some red wrapping paper with a very subtle stripe from IKEA this year and on the back side it is the same stripe but in kraft paper brown-looks similar to the paper in your pictures. It’s very nice paper and a lot of paper on the roll.

  23. MEME #

    If you’re still looking for a place that sells brown paper, I got mine from Michaels crafts store. Just ask for brown wrapping paper and they’ll get it for you.

  24. Great idea! Thank you! Your idea and other on http://gucki.it/2013/10/30/pacchetti-pazzi/

    • Kate #

      Thanks Gucki

      I like your blog by the way ^_^

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