Creative DIY Kraft Gift Wrapping Ideas - part four

Monday, 16 December 2019

This will be our last post for the holidays featuring DIY gift wrapping ideas using our everyday kraft bags and boxes. In this post, all of our gift wrapping ideas take on a Frozen theme and we think that Elsa and Anna would like all of them! 

White paint markers were used to decorate all of these kraft bags and boxes

This magnetic closure gift box was embellished with a variety of different "snowflakes" to create a simple one of a kind design and tied up with a ribbon so there would be no peeking! 

The handmade Santa gift topper works as a gift tag holder.

We added fresh foliage to our gift wrapping in this blog post and here's one more idea for how to work it into your holiday gift wrapping ...

We drew a branch and ornament onto the top of this kraft gift box and then incorporated a piece of fresh cedar and an ornament gift toppers for a 3-D effect. We chose to use this narrow ribbon on the gift box so that the illustration/fresh foliage/ornament would take centre stage in the overall presentation.

Got pom poms? Why not glue a few onto a kraft gift box to look like snow balls. Add some snowflakes with a white paint marker, a striped ribbon and a hand decorated ornament as a gift topper and you are done.

If you are using a smaller box like this kraft folding set up box, adding a design (or to/from message) to the front of the box gives you more space on the top of the box for ribbon and a gift topper.

No need to buy an additional gift tag with this gift wrapping idea. We punched a hole in this kraft paper shopper and drew a "gift tag" into the bag's design before adding the twine to the faux tag.

So that's a wrap for holiday gift wrapping inspiration with our kraft boxes and bags. We hope that you've been inspired! 

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Creative DIY Kraft Gift Wrapping Inspiration - part three

Monday, 9 December 2019

Kraft bags, boxes and wrapping paper are holiday favourite for many of our customers. And for DIY enthusiasts our kraft packaging products are a blank canvas just waiting to be embellished with personalized heart felt details. 

In this third post, we are sharing more inspirational ideas using our kraft bags and boxes.

Simple star shapes, dots and "HO" lettering were added to this folding kraft box to create an overall print. The whimsical gift tag and our exclusive Merry Everything printed ribbon add to the "Santa" theme of the gift packaging.

Kraft bags and boxes where embellished with a stamp & black ink, white Sharpie paint markers and pieces of fresh cedar. 

You can do this:  

1. Stamp an image of a truck, van or car onto a flat folding box
Tip - you can also stamp your image onto a piece of kraft wrapping paper and wrap it around the box. 

2. Use a white paint marker to add some little details to your design. Here we added snowflakes and a couple of little elements to the truck. 

3. Small pieces of fresh cedar were attached to the kraft paper using a few pieces of two-sided tape.

Finish off with ribbon. Here we tied a striped ribbon around the sides of the box.

The same technique with the stamped image was used on this gift bag but this time the small pieces of fresh cedar were added to the bag a little differently. A small slit was made into the bag so that the cedar could be inserted into the "trunk" of the truck. A few pieces of two-sided of tape were used to keep the cedar in place.

Here's a close up of how the cedar was inserted into the slit in the bag. 

You will also noticed that we removed the original handles on the bag and replaced them with ribbon that added to our holiday theme.

One fun element that you can add to your gift bag and may not have thought about is to add a little hidden message to the inside of the bag. We added "ho ho ho" to this one but can add a message that is more personal. It's a fun gift wrapping detail for Secret Santa gifts. 

Here's an idea if you are doing last minute gift wrapping and realise that you have run out of tissue paper. Punch two holes in the top of the bag as shown and insert a ribbon to close the bag and add a decorative element.

Got pom poms?! Why not add them to your holiday gift wrapping? Turn any deer head into Rudolph by simply gluing a small red pom pom. 

We added our exclusive holiday stickers to kraft paper bags and gift card holders. We drew the wreaths using paint markers but you could also use stamps with a large wreath design if you are creating a more than a few of these for your small business.

Tip: Wreaths were drawn first on the gift card envelope and paper lunch bag before adding the stickers.

We also added baker's twine to the bag by punching two holes in the top. This is a great idea for prepacked baked goods at holiday markets so the contents will be contained until opened.

Add a little something extra to the top of the kraft paper lunch bag by cutting the top of the bag with scallop edged scissors as we did above.

These are the kraft paper bags and boxes that were used in this post - paper shoppers, paper lunch bags, gift bags, gift envelopes and folding boxes.

If you missed our last two blog posts with more creative DIY kraft gift wrapping inspiration, you can find them here and here. Stay tuned for one more post using kraft packaging products!

Creative DIY Kraft Gift Wrapping Inspiration - part two!

Friday, 6 December 2019

Our everyday kraft paper bags and boxes are a customer favourite all year round. 

During the holiday season you can turn these plain packaging products into some festive using just a few supplies like paint markers, twine and ribbon.  

White Sharpie paint markers were used to draw on all of the bags and boxes in this post.

You can keep it simple and just add a design to just the front of a bag (or box) or ... 

you can go all out and wrap your design around to cover every side!

In this example, we glued baker's twine around the bag and worked it into the overall design of the drawing for an unexpected detail. 

A very simple mistle toe graphic was repeated around this folding kraft box like a printed design. The lettering was added to the front of the box so twine could be wrapped around the box and tied at the top. 

Snowflakes, evergreen branches and dots were mixed and matched on all of these kraft packaging products so that when they were all displayed together they would look like a "collection". Even the hand drawn designs on the ornaments co-ordinate with the gift wrapping!

The black and gold printed Starry Night tissue paper was used as inspiration for the graphic elements that were used in the design on this gift bag.

Ornaments make great gift toppers and double as another gift. The ornament has a holiday saying on our sample but you could easily create these with names and use them as a gift tag as well. We kept the drawings on this folding box very simple by just repeating snowflake like shapes in various sizes.

If you prefer to hand letter a design on the lid of a gift box, tie a ribbon around the side of the box like this sample.

Wrap up gift cards in one of these plain kraft gift card holders and then make it your own it with some simple graphics. Ribbon and a hand lettered ornament are the final touches.

Are you planning to add some DIY touches to our plain paper kraft bags and boxes in your holiday gift wrapping? If so, we'd love to see what you come up with! Tag us on Instagram using @creativebagco and hashtag #creativebaginspire

Stay tuned because we have more DIY kraft gift wrapping inspiration to come!