Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With EVERYTHING {including string!}


~~~~”Brown paper packages tied up with string….these are a few of my favorite things!”~~~SONY DSC

Oh Fräulein Maria….I couldn’t agree with you more!! When I look at all the pretty packaging being highlighted this time of year….I am ALWAYS drawn to the “brown paper packages”. There’s just something about it’s “realness” (in the midst of a very commercialized holiday!). It feels like a throwback to a simpler time when your packages literally were wrapped in brown paper and tied up with string…rather than thrown into a flimsy plastic grocery sack that most likely tears on the way to the car and then cans of corn and 2 liter bottles of Diet Coke are rolling EVERYWHERE! 
Sorry, got a little carried away there. Yes…brown paper packages are my fav. Especially when they are “dressed up” with beautiful “accessories“. I started “pinning” some of my favorites on Pinterest several weeks ago for my own inspiration when it came to present-wrapping time…and just couldn’t stop! There are SO many great ideas out there.

So I present to you my Official “Brown Paper Packages” Inspiration Board:

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  1. says

    Wow! Great post and lots of great ideas. I’m really surprised to see there’s no comments. I found the link on Pinterest (isn’t Pinterest the best?). I have an Etsy shop and send my jewelry items out wrapped in a brown paper lunch bag with cream & red string tied around it. I like the old-fashioned, simple look (plus the folded bag gives it a little extra cushioning). I love the idea of including a little piece of Christmas candy – I may have to do that too! Thanks for sharing.

  2. says

    Thanks Judy! This post has been sort of “re-discovered” on Pinterest lately. Hopefully there will be more comments. :-)
    I couldn’t agree more! Love the look of brown paper tied with cream & red string. Well done! What is the name of your Etsy shop? I would love to take a peek!

  3. says

    Jillee, thanks for the post on brown paper packages tied up with string! These are my favorite things! When I presented my hubby with a brown paper package tied up with string last Christmas, he told me it was his favorite thing, 38 yrs of marriage, who knew? LOL! Thanks!

  4. Ronna Melton says

    I, too, LOVE plain brown paper packages and am slightly put off by the patterned, colorful papers. They are just clutter to my eyes ! The endless possibilities of decorating the plain brown paper must be some of the appeal. Okay, and I guess I have to admit that brown is a favorite color. So I love all your well decorated, plain brown paper packages !

  5. Julie says

    I love this post. I have been wrapping things in brown paper for a long time and this gave me a bunch of new ideas!!

  6. says

    This year I am wrapping my presents this way! I love the brown paper look! Now that I have all sorts of ideas on how to “dress it up” I am so ready to start wrapping! Thank you!

  7. Angelica says

    Am absolutely in love with this post! All the little ideas are so cute and creative! Will definitely be using this as inspiration for future gifts (: Thanks love!

  8. says

    Some beautiful pictures and great blogs in this post, super informative! I’m a sucker for a nice gift, and I too love brown paper packages wrapped up in string, it helps give a present a more…rustic appeal.