Let’s Keep it Simple DIY Christmas Gift Wrap

An Oldie But Goodie from 2013

Three of years ago I was looking for something different than the usual gift wrap. Scouring the Internet for ideas turned out some great options. I settled on this:



I wanted to had to keep it simple. Life was just too busy to be Christmas fancy.

Most people just go out and buy a bunch of rolls of coordinating paper. But instead of going traditional, I decided to embrace – the KISS principal (keep it simple, stupid).

The couple of rolls from last year wasn’t enough to work with, so a thrifty minimalist type of outlook was in order.

Enter: builder’s paper – a plain brown roll paper. This one is from Amazon for $11.30 and it’s PRIME!

Builder's paper for wrapping paper {Love My DIY Home}It kinda looks like a brown paper bag, but quite a bit thicker and easy to work with.

There is a ton of it on a roll and it will last for a couple of years, for sure.




Combining it with a couple of my other papers and Shanty 2 Chic’s printable gift cards and brown paper idea fit the bill.











Consider doing something different this year. You might just surprise yourself and bring a little more fun to your Christmas gathering.

Merry Christmas. I hope your day will be everything you hoped for. It’s all about family and friends – not the gifts, the time together. Make your gifts a gesture of how you care for that person. Forget about competition, expectations or reaching beyond your abilities or limits. Just let your gifts be a token of love.

Family, friends, loved ones, giving, sharing…Christmas.

Love it.



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2 thoughts on “Let’s Keep it Simple DIY Christmas Gift Wrap”

  1. Love the brown paper packages tied up with string! They are so inviting – make me want to unwrap them. Thank you for showing us how simple is a good thing!

    • Thanks, Linda. A side benefit was that when my family came over for our annual Christmas Eve family Christmas, all their packages went well with mine. It was very pretty with piles under the tree!


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