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 is filled with warmth, laughter, and cherished moments with family and friends. Remember, it’s not about the gifts themselves, but the sentiment behind them. Let each gift be a thoughtful gesture that reflects your care for the recipient. Whether it’s a simple handwritten note or a carefully curated selection of items, let your gifts be a reflection of love and appreciation. And if you’re considering something special, perhaps consider the timeless tradition of sharing gift hampers, brimming with delights to delight and surprise your loved ones. Forget about the pressures of competition or exceeding expectations; instead, focus on the joy of giving and the happiness it brings to both giver and receiver.

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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