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Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String
Construction paper spirals, paper dolls, and a glue gun is all I needed after raiding the pantry for some cute gift wrap elements. Brown paper from IKEA and jute twine from the hardware store keep the holidays affordable and create a canvas for your imagination.

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  • How to make gift wrap. Natural Woodland Holiday Gift Wrap - Step 1
    Step 1

    Wrap your presents in simple brown wrapping paper, or whatever you think would be a good canvas for your creativity. I like to use IKEA's because it's cheap and comes in a huge roll that lasts forever. Plus, I can use it for any occasion. It's the only wrapping paper I've owned for years, which my closets love.

  • How to make gift wrap. Natural Woodland Holiday Gift Wrap - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold up some strips of construction paper in a fan-like accordion, then cut paper-doll style into any shapes you like. Glue these on your package with some hot glue or paste. I made a little forest. Glue on pink peppercorns for ornaments, anise stars, or anything you like. Wrap the twine around several times like a forest floor, then tie in a pretty bow.

  • How to make gift wrap. Natural Woodland Holiday Gift Wrap - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out little circles of construction paper, then cut them into an inward-leading spiral. Take the center and end of the spiral and tighten them towards each other to get the spiral to form a little flower cup. Squeeze a dollop of hot glue onto the package, then press the flower on. Glue a star anise in the middle. Wrap the twine around several times, then tie in a pretty bow. Add embellishments like cedar sprays from your garland or tree and pink peppercorns from your pantry.

  • How to make gift wrap. Natural Woodland Holiday Gift Wrap - Step 4
    Step 4

    Get creative with other materials like felt, cranberries, and popcorn. I am going to make a big cranberry garland out of these tiny presents for my mother-in-law, Allis.

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Dorien d.
Dorien d.
I really like your project. I went to IKEA and am unable to locate the brown wrapping paper. Do you buy it online or at the store? What exactly do you call it please? Sincerely and In Christ, Dorien
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