DIY Anthropologie GIft Wrap

12.06.2011

My favorite thing about Anthropolgie is that no matter what I pick up in the store, I immediately love it. My least favorite thing about Anthropologie is that my love affair with each item promptly ends when I see the price tag. 

Then I usually settle for a mug or bowl (when I wanted no less than 20 other things). So when I saw this wrapping paper for $12, I began thinking of how to recreate it. Turns out all it took was $5 and a little patience.
-Image via Anthropologie.com

Exciting, huh?!? First I did my best to estimate how much paper I'd need to cover the box. I laid it flat and taped it to the table. I lightly stenciled the design in pencil on brown craft paper and then traced over it with a metallic gold marker. 

The paper cost $2.50, with my 40% off coupon, and the gold marker was $2. I think a paint pen would work fine for this project too. Was it fast? No. Was it easy? Heck, yes. Plus, it looks pretty close to Anthro's version with 1/3 the price tag. Honestly that price is even less considering I have so much more brown craft paper left over. Then I decided to see how many different looks I could get from what I already had in my gift wrap box or around the house.

There are so many ways to dress up brown paper. I went with metallic "outfits"...


 

 
-All images by Heather Freeman. Please do not reuse my photos without proper crediting and linking  back to the blog.

I love the contrast of the rustic paper and metallic embellishments.

 So on the topic of wrapping paper, were you the kind of kid who ripped into gifts and left shreds of paper in your wake or the kid who slowly removed each piece of tape and flap of paper (and drove everyone watching crazy)?

Also, today is the first day of the Link Party I announced on Friday! Head on over to 36th Avenue and link up your handmade or professionally done Christmas cards. Click HERE to head over.




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28 comments:

  1. These are great ideas. I have been looking for some ideas with the brown wrapping paper for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love wrapping my gifts in brown craft paper too! I usually go for ribbons, yarn, and bakers twine to accessorize my simple packages but I'm really loving the metallic pen idea. This has given me some good ideas. (oh and I was totally a shredder when I was a kid!!)

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  3. I love, love, love brown kraft paper for wrapping gifts. Often my kids personalize the gifts with their own artwork, or stickers, or handprints, or I use a special ribbon, or greenery... I could go on forever!

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  4. These are great ideas and the packages turned out so beautifully! I think I'm off to Michael's with my 40% coupon.. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. fantastic! we will have to do this, as we have huge rolls of kraft paper here on the farm..no shopping needed! thanks for the inspiration..

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  6. where the heck can I find kraft paper? I have been to Wal-Mart and Jo-Anns. Should Micheal's be my next stop?!

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  7. The metallic marker one is my favorite!!!!! but they all rock! such a great idea girly! Love it! =)

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  8. I love kraft paper with metallic accents! Your packages look so pretty :)

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  9. I am kind of obssessed with wrapping ideas. Each and every one of these are amazing!

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  10. Thanks ladies! I was so excited to share this post, and you girls are the reason why. It's nice to hear that others have the same obsession for pretty wrapping:) @shesnomartha, I got mine at Micheal's and I think Hobby Lobby sells it too.

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  11. Wow! I love all of these. The ones with the muffin liners are my favorite.

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  12. I LOVE a beautifully wrapped gift. Awesome job!

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  13. I love the woven ribbon and cupcake wrapper! so pretty!!

    http://munchtalk.blogspot.com

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  14. I love this idea so much I have a link to it in my blog @ msbwstripes.blogspot.com. The metallic pen is a definitely a great investment for any creative body.

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  15. These are all gorgeous! I would wrap pretend gifts and use them as decorations! Too pretty to open, for sure.

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  16. Do you know I was in anthropology yesterday and was like.....hmmm, I wonder how I can deck out some brown paper! You just saved me the time of figuring that out!!!! :) Thanks so much! Visiting from TT&J. Just joined your friend connect :)

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  17. Gorgeous wrapping paper! So whimsical! I love it!! :)

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  18. I hope you don't mind that I pinned you on Pinterest. Beautiful wrapping!

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  19. you are just too creative!! Love these DIY wrapping ideas!!

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  20. I am in love. I pinned them to Pinterest to share with the world. UHHHmazing!

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  21. I am kinda doing the same thing this year for our packages! They look so sleek and shabby-chic. I would love for you to show them off at Find Your Craft Friday!

    http://thequickjourney.blogspot.com/2011/12/find-your-craft-friday-features-and.html

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  22. I am super in love with these! Tweeting about it now. So beautiful. Merry Christmas to you!

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  23. Love this post! I am including an image (with a link of course) in a wrapping round up on my blog tomorrow! http://interiorgroupie.blogspot.com

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  25. These are wonderful! I agree, wish Anthro didn't come with the hefty price tag. Thanks so much for joining the party!

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  26. Your gifts look amazing. I love things wrapped in brown paper. Your embellishments are gorgeous. I have the same problem with Anthropologie. Love everything, can only afford a mug or a bowl.
    Ruth

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  27. Beautiful results - love it!!!

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