Flowers Made from Brown Paper Bags

Simple brown paper bags can be used to create beautiful embellishments for your kraft gift wrapping and packaging projects.

Brown paper bag flowers are quick and easy to make, and only require brown paper bags, a hot glue gun and optional accessories like buttons.

Kraft Paper flowers made of brown paper bags | Kraft Paper Guide

The styles of flowers below are, from left to right, a petal paper flower, a pom pom paper flower and a rosette paper flower.

They are simple to make after reading tutorials online or even just with some experimentation.

Kraft Paper flowers made of brown paper bags | Kraft Paper Guide

They can be glued directly onto your gift wrap for the simplest form of adornment.

The other option is to glue a metal clip or bobby pin to the back of the flower if you’d prefer them to be removable.

Kraft Paper flowers made of brown paper bags | Kraft Paper Guide

Because brown paper bags are so easy to come by and they are so affordable, these paper flowers are an incredibly cheap way to take your packaging or gift wrap to the next level.

They look fancy and extravagant, even though they originated from a simple brown paper lunch sack!

Kraft Paper flowers made of brown paper bags | Kraft Paper Guide

With a little imagination and experimentation, countless variations of these flowers can be created for your gift wrapping.

Maybe you’d like to add paper leaves to the base of your flowers for an extra punch. You could even add glitter!

The options are endless. Coupled with a hand stamped kraft gift tag, these brown paper flowers make your gift wrapping stand out from the crowd and make a lasting impression.

Kraft Paper flowers made of brown paper bags | Kraft Paper Guide



Packaging + Mailing with Kraft Paper

Kraft paper can be used in a variety of ways to package and mail gifts, products and more.

Both practical and pretty, using brown paper and kraft packaging is environmentally conscious and visually appealing.

Items can be placed in kraft gift boxes, on a bed of shredded kraft paper to keep them safe. This offers a beautiful way to package products and gifts, in addition to the practical benefits.

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The kraft paper gift boxes can be tied up with twine and a hand written kraft card can be added for a personalized touch.

Packaging and Mailing using Kraft and Brown Paper | Kraft Paper Guide

From there, the gift box can be placed inside a cardboard box like the white one below for further decorative packaging and shipping.

More shredded brown paper can be placed inside the cardboard box to make a pretty bed for the gift box to settle into. Additional gift items can be added to top off the package.



Packaging and Mailing using Kraft and Brown Paper | Kraft Paper Guide

The other option is to use a kraft bubble mailer to ship your gift boxes.

These mailers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, to accommodate any sized package.

They also offer a blank slate, perfect for customization with rubber stamps and ink, or with personalized kraft stickers.

Packaging and Mailing using Kraft and Brown Paper | Kraft Paper Guide

With the simple yet classy packaging options provided by kraft paper, cardboard boxes and bubble mailers, you are able to ship gifts, products or other items in a way that reflects your personal style or your business’s brand aesthetic easily.

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Gift Wrapping with Kraft Paper

There are many different ways to use kraft paper in your gift wrapping. It allows you to create beautiful, classic gifts with minimal effort.

The first way is with kraft gift boxes. Commonly used to house jewelry, these come in a range of sizes and shapes, from rectangle to square.

Shredded kraft paper makes a great filling for the kraft boxes. It’s available in a wide variety of colors to coordinate or accent your gift wrapping.

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Once you have your items nestled in your paper-padded gift box, you can tie it up with jute twine, baker’s twine or yarn. Add a custom gift tag or paper flower as embellishment.

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The second option for gift wrap using kraft paper is kraft gift bags.

These come in a variety of sizes from very small to extra large. They are perfect for pairing with tissue paper in any color you’d like.

Hand stamped stickers, gift tags and paper flowers offer beautiful embellishments to spice up an otherwise plain gift bag.

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By using simple items like kraft gift boxes and kraft paper gift bags, it is possible to create beautiful and classic gift wrap that is affordable and easy to assemble.

Adornments like gift tags, twine and paper flowers kick it up a notch!

Polka Dot Kraft Paper Favor Bags

These beautiful little bags are officially called polka dot favor bags, but they have many possible uses in addition to housing party favors.

They are made of thin, flexible kraft paper, printed with a polka dot pattern.

Kraft Paper Polka Dot Favor Bags - Kraft Paper Guide

They come in sets, usually of 25 or 30, and come in a variety of sizes.

The bags pictured here are 2.75 in x 4 in – perfect for holding small candy, gift cards, money, business cards, or other small items.

Kraft Paper Polka Dot Favor Bags - Kraft Paper Guide



Kraft favor bags can be partnered with many different craft items such as twine, yarn and stickers, especially when securing the top so the enclosed items don’t fall out.

Our favorite partner for these favor bags is washi tape – available in a wide variety of colors and patterns.

The tape can coordinate with wedding colors, party themes or maybe the birthday person’s favorite color, making it easy to customize and personalize these bags.

Kraft Paper Polka Dot Favor Bags - Kraft Paper Guide

Kraft paper favor bags also make a great vehicle for giving business cards to vendors and industry associates.

For entrepreneurs in creative/handmade niches, what a great way to personalize your business card package, making a great first impression!

Kraft Paper Polka Dot Favor Bags - Kraft Paper Guide

Not only are favor bags useful for housing party and wedding favors in a pretty way, they can be used for a variety of other things.

Substitute gift cards for the business cards in the photo above, and you have a beautiful way to personalize an otherwise drab piece of plastic.

Kraft paper favor bags come in plain kraft styles as well, which make them even more customizable with washi tape, markers, paint or hand stamping with ink.



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