Thursday, September 29, 2011

Brown Paper Packages

A couple of years ago, I was in a packaging shop in Stafford and saw these rolls of brown paper for sale.

I bought one and it's been very, very useful ever since.

Brown Paper-2

I've wrapped most of my presents over the last couple of years with it. They get decorated with raffia or ribbon and I love the look of them:


Sometimes I use an ink pad and stamp to decorate them, or draw a little design - a Christmas tree or Holly, for example.

This year at Christmas, I'm guessing Lucinda's footprint might put in an appearance.

I also don't really use cards or gift tags any more, but write messages on the wrapping paper. I always hated paying $5 for a Hallmark card which would get read once and then thrown out. It seems such a waste of money and resources.

To top it off, the roll is also perfect for pattern making too.

Who knew a roll of brown paper could be so useful?


  1. Love the idea of your daughters footprints on the wrapping, too cute.

  2. I love brown paper as well. It is really useful. I have been stamping lengths of it for my craft market stall.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  3. I'm a brown paper user too. Love the idea of a little footprint on the paper. So, so cute. xx

  4. So cool! It's super hard to find brown paper here, so I naturally would go crazy if I saw this roll for sale!

    Camila Faria

  5. I have been trying so hard to find a biiig roll of brown paper. Just like this. Exactly like this.
    I just found your blog, but I am yet to find my roll. Do you know of anyone that would send it out to me near Cairns? I'm slightly ashamed this is making me so excited.
    This is a lovely blog by the way.


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