Post # 1
I’m getting an early start on my Christmas presents, and have a few purchased. I put “Christmas paper” on my shopping list, but it occurred to me that I have a ton of brown paper bags.
I know I can make them look nice on the outside, but would you think it was weird to see grocery store writing on the inside when you ripped it off?
Post # 3
Well, I suppose it depends on the person. I personally wouldn’t care at all, I’ve seen old newspapers used as wrapping paper. So if you know someone that would think it’s weird, don’t do it for them, but otherwise I think it’s a creative idea 🙂
Post # 4
I was actually thinking I might wrap my Christmas presents in newspaper this year, but brown paper bags is just as thrifty and would look prettier, especially if you throw on some ribbons and whatnot!
Post # 5
Ad some ribbon and maybe a stamp to the outside and it will look nice. Twine would also be a nice compliment to the outside.
Post # 6
We’ve always used comics for wrapping paper, there’s a lot of cute ideas on how to use recyleables to wrap gifts. Some of that hemp looking ribbon would give it a cute “parcel” look. I like the idea. Plus anyone who scrutinizes how a gift is wrapped does not deserve the gift!
My brother and I have always tried to outdo each other on how to wrap gifts in the strangest things. We do it to be silly tho, so far he’s been reigning champ. A couple of years ago he wrapped my gift in a dirty t shirt… so no. I wouldn’t be offended by a paper bag.
Post # 7
Well before fancy wrapping paper we used brown paper to wrap parcels, therefore I don’t see this as any different to that (use string too!)
I bought some brown paper rolls a few weeks ago and have used them for birthday presents. People find it different to the usual over colourful stuff 🙂
Post # 8
To me it looks no different than wrapping with Kraft paper. As long as you dress it up some it’ll be quite festive! 🙂
Post # 9
I like the idea! In fact, if I received a gift with recycled paper, I would like it better because I try to be environmentally friendly. I try not to buy items with excessive packaging and I think wrapping paper is frivolous. Think of how many gifts are given at Christmas time. Multiply that by so many households. All of that wrapping goes into the landfill!
Post # 10
This blog has lots of cute wrapping ideas, including some brown paper bag wrapping!
A few examples:
Post # 11
Being a ecofriendly liberal girl, I love the idea! I think PPs are right that if you add embellishments and cute little touches like those abbyful shared, people will love it more than store-bought paper!
Post # 12
I think it’ll look nice! I think wrapping paper is a waste lately too. Usually I try to find an appropriate bag that I already have, but since I mainly have wedding and baby bags, I’ll just use tissue paper to wrap a present with (since I also have tons of that from my showers!) and tie some twine around it. I have a feeling I won’t be buying present packaging for years!
I have a friend who didn’t wrap my present at all at one of my showers. She just tied a bow on it and said it was green. I was fine with that, why waste the paper!
Post # 13
i always recycle old brown bags or the christmas bags and rewrap presents with them! why buy paper your gonna rip and throw away? lol
save the trees!!!! 😀 haha
—as a kid my mom use to wrap our gifts with the comics sections out of the sunday paper haha!
Post # 14
I LOVE the look of brown paper – especially with the use of ribbon or drawings. I wrap in comics.
Post # 15
I love this! I do this too. Such a cute idea and it’s true that wrapping paper is just a waste of money!
Post # 16
Also a super cute idea: Tie yarn around the wrapped gift 🙂