Paige Joanna


6 Easy Ways to Embellish Brown Kraft Paper Gift Parcels

  • Paige
  • November 27, 2020

To celebrate the lead up to Christmas I have put together 6 easy ways that you can embellish brown kraft paper for wrapping your presents. Kraft Brown paper is a more eco-friendly solution to wrapping but can be a little boring. I have 6 fun ideas that are super easy to make your gift wrapping parcels look great this Christmas. There are lots of great ways to get crafty fun for all the family.

Paige Joanna Brown Kraft Paper

What you need:

  • Brown Kraft Paper
  • Ribbons
  • Felt Tip Pens – Hobbycraft
  • Stamps – Emma Jewell Crafts 
  • Ink Pads
  • Scrap card/Vinyl
  • hole punch/craft punch 
  • Gift Tags
  • Sequins
  • Glue gun
  • Craft knife
  • String
  • Pompoms
  • Glue gun

Brown Kraft Paper wrapping ideas


Ribbons are a great way to add a very quick and simple embellishment to your gift parcels. Keep hold of ribbons from other gifts, or from packing so that you can reuse them. I always like to keep hold of ribbons and make the most of using them as there is always a use for ribbons. Double them up or layer a few colours together to add more interest to the bow.


Felt tip pens are one of the easiest ways to jazz up kraft paper and can be done by the full family. Great for children as you can wrap gifts for the family and have the kids doodle on the paper fun little drawings. Or even easier add swirls in rainbow shades for a fun look for all celebrations.


Nothing better than pastel pompoms and they are incredibly festive when made to look like little Christmas trees. All you need to do is glue them on with a hot glue gun and add sequin stars to the top. Either add lots of little trees like photographed or you could do one big tree by layering up the pompoms.


Ink pads and stamps are another craft that is great for all ages. All the shapes and different designs you can get mean embellishing your parcels an be a really cute way to adding festive cheer. Go for colour tones or lots of rainbow shades, they will look great.

Scrap Vinyl & Card

Another fabulous way to use scrap vinyl or card is to use a craft punch. They come in all shapes like stars, circles, hearts, etc, and are a super-easy way of cutting out shapes from scraps. With vinyl, you can easily peel off the backing and stick them on.

Gift Tags

Last but not least, window gift tags that you can add in sequins making them look really festive. This option can take a little longer than the other more easy embellishments but it still pretty easy. You need 2 tags for this, one of which you will cut a hole in the middle using a craft knife on a cutting mat. The sequins get put into a cello bag and then you glue in the bag inside the 2 tags. If you would like to see more on this tutorial, I have a YouTube video here.

That’s it! There are so many ways you can embellish and make Brown Kraft Paper gift parcels look fun with a personalised touch. From easy crafts you can do in minutes, fun colourful things the kids will enjoy or others you can spend some time perfecting. No matter your usual gifting style you can alter any of these techniques to suit your gifts and colour palette.