Simple + Inexpensive Christmas Gift Wrapping

Christmas gift wrapping doesn’t need to be elaborate or expensive in order to be special. A simple, handmade touch really can make all the difference. In wrapping up books for our annual Christmas book advent I wanted to get a little creative and here’s a sampling of what I came up with using leftovers from our little book page stocking bunting + a few other supplies I had on hand.
I had a lot of fun with a roll of brown packing paper from the dollar store as my blank canvas. With just a few paper scraps, punched circles and other small details, these boring brown packages were made beautiful in a matter of minutes. There certainly isn’t anything fancy here, but I do love the way 
they turned out. 
To label each package for our Christmas book countdown I created two pages in photoshop with 12  blue + red circles on each. I added the numbers 1 through 24 in the circles, printed them on 8.5″ X 11″ white paper and punched them all out to attach to their corresponding package. 
I used one of my new favorite fonts ostrich sans
See this post for a list of favorite Christmas books that we’ve used in our annual book countdown.
If you enjoyed this post you might also like the little book page stocking bunting that I created using the same papers pictured above. I had 1 of each 12 X 12 sheet of paper and I still have some leftover after creating both the bunting and wrapping all 24 of our Christmas books!
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Rebecca Cooper is a 38-year-old wife and mother of four from Alberta, Canada. As a photographer, crafter, author, and blogger, she finds joy and fulfillment in celebrating everyday moments. She loves to read and eat chocolate, and is a firm believer in afternoon naps. Rebecca shares her family’s adventures, photo tips, simple craft projects + more right here at Simple as That.

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  1. Aunt B says

    I do love kraft paper and always have a big roll of it on hand. We use it for wrapping too, often embellished with raffia, small sprigs of cedar, and pine cones.

  2. Honey Mommy says

    We do a Christmas picture book advent too! I let the kids pick out which books they want to open each day though. I have some wrapped in brown paper and wrapping papter.

    Yours are lovely.

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