“Brown paper packages tied up with string” may have been among Julie Andrews’ favorite things in The Sound of Music. But they’re also a truly charming way to package your wedding favors! The color, texture, rustic look (not to mention minimal cost) of brown kraft paper make it amazingly versatile and appealing. Just add creative trims, tags, and accents to get the special look you want, as in these 6 varied wrap options we found!
Fabulous Ways to Packaging Favors and Gifts
1 – How charming is this idea using fresh leaves as gift trims? Another creative project by Chelsea Fuss for Project Wedding! We can imagine favor boxes like these wrapped in brown butcher paper, then with a sprig of lavender, a bunch of herbs, some sweet baby’s breath, or even a candy cane tied on with twine. Lovely!
2 – The humble brown paper bag graces a market-themed table setting as a paper bag menu! Perfect for the theme and a great match with the blue-striped napkins and burlap table cloth. Stylist Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers says she then incorporated these menu bags into wedding favors. Clever!
3 – Polka dots are always fun and festive. And in this brown-paper wrapping idea by Chelsea Fuss on Project Wedding, we were delighted to find out that the dots are actually neon-colored stickers you can buy at office supply stores! How cool is that for the non-crafty among us?
4 – Don’t feel limited to boxes, though. Brown paper is perfect for making into cones to hold flowers, candy, rose petals, nuts, confetti, and the like. And when they’re combined with dainty paper doilies, like these we found on Babble, they make just the sweetest favor packaging!
5 – Recycled paper bags can be opened up flat and used as gift wrapper, too. Then, as shown on Design Sponge (via Good Sunshine), simply dress them up with darling little garlands made from more recycled stuff (magazines, catalogues, cards) punched in pretty shapes!
Did you know?
You can create your own chic brown paper bag packaging with just a silver gel pen? Then, you can jazz up kraft paper-wrapped gift boxes with cool designs like these we found on the fun site Mini Eco Co. UK. No worries if your drawing skills aren’t this advanced. Freehand silvery letters or even doodles would be just as delightful!