Kraft paper is endlessly appealing for so many reasons - the color, the texture, the durabiiity, the versatility. Not to mention the price! It's a super inexpensive way to make just about anything you can think up. It can be glued, sewn, stamped, folded, painted, and pressed. Come to think of it, it might be our favorite crafty supply of all time!
Enjoy this roundup of ideas for DI projects, weddings, and more.
INVITE SOME FRIENDS. We love these pieces created by our favorite DIY blogger, Claire at FellowFellow, for her own wedding.
WRAP SOME SIPS. So simple and yet so stunning! These kraft-paper adorned soda bottles are from Emmaline Bride.
WRAP A GIFT. Oh, there must be a million ways to wrap up a pretty package in kraft paper! This one is from A Creative Mint.
MAKE A NOTEBOOK. Another wonderful idea from FellowFellow - with a full tutorial on the link!
ADORN A GARLAND. Garlands seem to be all the rage these days and they are fun. Plus, simple to make yourself! This garland uses kraft paper and colored accents - from Cake Events.
COVER SOME BOOKS. The minimalist in us just loves these covered reads from Kati Made.
MAKE A MENU. Doesn't matter if it's a dinner party, cocktail gathering, barbecue or fancy bash, we love the idea of menus! This kraft paper version is from CL Weddings & Events.
CREATE A KIDS' TABLE. Leave it to the always fun and always creative Sweet Paul to come up with this DIY dining idea for little ones.
FRAME IT. DIY kraft paper frames from Design Sponge. Simple - funky - and CHEAP!
BOOKMARK YOUR FAVORITE READS. We love this idea as a gift - from Oh So Beautiful Paper.
STITCH UP A STOCKING. Brilliant! A kraft paper Christmas stocking that you can customize, personalize and remake every year. From Sweet Tidings.
WRAP SOME FLOWERS. There is nothing prettier than a bunch of beautiful blooms wrapped in simple brown paper. Maybe with a card that says "I love you madly" or something to that effect... From Camille Styles.
CREATE A CENTERPIECE. Cover recycled cans with kraft paper - add a few blossoms - and voila! Via Project Wedding.
ADORN A JAM JAR. Whether it's homemade confiture or something store-bought, we love this idea. Via Cottage Industrialist.
GET DOWN TO BUSINESS. Create business cards using adhesive kraft paper labels on colorful card stock. Get the details on how to do it at: Oh Hello Friend.
GIVE THANKS. For Thanksgiving or any time of year, we love this chain of thanks from Oh My Creative.
DRESS A TABLE. Probably the simplest table runner ever invented! Decorate it any way you like - and - it's super cheap. Via Design Sponge.
BUILD A PLAY MAT. A sheet of kraft paper can become a park... a city street... a beach... or a boulevard. Via Tokketok.
MAKE A BOWL. Papier-mache turns bits of brown kraft paper into a cool little hold-all.
MAKE SOME FRINGE. Create your own festive fringe - via Dearest Nature.