Homemade Christmas Packaging Ideas with a Rustic Flair!

Welcome back! We hope you’re enjoying our flurry of rustic-themed holiday posts. This one is all about rustic packaging inspiration that makes use of surprisingly simple materials, yet is brimming with creativity and charm. Plus, all the sources include a tutorial or helpful tips. So enjoy your Christmas wrapping…rustic style!

Homemade Christmas Packaging for Boxed and Flat Items

Rustic gift wrapping for the holidays with brown kraft paper and decorative accents

1 – Glitter paint polka dots definitely give rustic gift packaging a ‘Kate Spade vibe’! A great look for presents for your BFFs, thanks to Garland of Grace.

2 – These mini wreaths and twine, by Odessa May Society, have a clever crafting trick to them: the snippets of greenery are glued to a paper ring to form a wreath.

3 – Adding edible accents to your packaging is a sure way to ‘sweeten’ each gift! As discovered on Home Lovin’, decorated holiday cookies are perfect along with bits of washi tape.

4 – Transfer-decals and bands of holiday-patterned paper give plain brown paper bags an appealing yuletide air. Check out the how-to on Anna & Ellit.

5 – Pine cones and cedar sprigs instantly transform your wrapping into woodsy wonders. Home Depot shows you how. Note the cute key tags, too!

6 – Amazing how a touch of gold cord and glitter can add subtle glam to the most understated gift package! Courtesy of Elisabeth Heier.

Gift bags from paper to burlap for presenting Christmas gifts and favors

7 – Brown paper lunch bags go “woodland” bundled up with pine cone accents on string. Love that extra touch of curling the tags! Image attributed to Moorea Seal.

8 – These adorable DIY canvas bags, found on The Idea Room, are actually made from painter’s drop cloth, then stencilled with red stripes and a greeting!

9 – Burlap = rustic. So these burlap treat bags by Shopgirl Maria are prettily dressed up for the holidays with berries and mini pine cones.

10 – Gift sacks sewn from ‘ticking’ fabric look just darling with wooden spoons, cinnamon sticks, and berries! Celebrate Creativity shares a great tutorial.

11 – Even the plainest white paper bags get a ho-ho-holiday spin with candy canes tied on with jute! Simply sweet idea from Katherine Marie.

12 – Yes, you can print on brown paper bags! Check out this holiday printable design and how-to from Great Oak Circle.

We’re so smitten by all these examples we found, we can’t choose a favorite. Which one is yours?

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