Shabby Chic Gift Wrapping

By Dana Fox

I had some time today to get all of my xmas gifts wrapped up so I took advantage!  I still have a couple more to finish, but I wanted to share my wrapping job!  I wanted to do something different this year. It’s actually the first time I’ve ventured outside of the traditional Christmas wrapping paper and used things that I already had here at home.

I started with some cream kraft paper. I had a whole bunch of this that I had saved from a random parcel I received a while ago. I knew it would come in handy one day!  I used doilies that were purchased from the dollar store (three sizes, 48 pieces total! I love the dollar store!) as well as my standard natural twine that I use for all of my Wonder Forest packaging.  I am really happy with how they turned out and I love how they all match!



The best part was that I didn’t have to venture out to a store and spend money on wrapping supplies.  I used these printable tags from Love vs. Design. I know I know, I could have used the printable tags I made for you guys, but they just weren’t matching how I wanted them to!

Have you started wrapping your gifts yet? How are you planning on doing it this year?!

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Dana Fox
Dana Fox
About me

I am a country loving Canadian with a mind that never sleeps. When I'm not running the Wonder Forest blog ship, you can find me creating artwork for phone cases and home decor, whilst managing the daily tasks of Dana Fox Creative. Visit me at the links below if you wanna be friends!


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  • Keri~Native Moss

    Pretty! I'm wrapping my gifts in Kraft paper also. I love the simplicity of it.

  • Petchie

    These look so pretty, i love it! Haven't started wrapping yet but hopefully I can make them pretty like these.


  • emily day.

    these look so great! it must have been nice to have that all around the house and to not have to go out. :)

  • Gentri

    I wish my dollar store sold doilies!

  • Aleksandra


  • Candice

    So lovely! You did a wonderful job with the wrapping. It looks almost too good to unwrap now! :)

  • Elle

    Adorable! So simple and elegant at the same time :)

  • Erika @ Rouge & Whimsy

    killlller cute. I use brown craft paper to wrap my gifts too– but none of them are wrapped yet :)

  • Nissy B Unique

    Could you please wrap my gifts too? =)

    xxo Nissy

  • lalalucy1000

    The presents look gorgeous, so much nicer than shop bought paper. Well done x x

  • Amanda

    I need some paper doilies pronto!

  • Dawn

    I have a good friend who wraps all of his presents in parcel paper and twine. He likes the simplistic look. I've actually decided to go the same route this year, but I spruce my packages up with paper snowflakes, paper doilies, buttons, etc. The simple look ends up looking so pretty!

  • Sarah Allison

    These are like the most pretty and awesome xmas gifts ever:) I'm sure the recipients will be super happy with them and maybe even hesitate to open them! :)

  • LindsayNicole

    I LOVE these! Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

  • Lulu Lang

    They look awesome! My wrapping job will include some kraft paper, twine, ribbon and handmade tags of course. Hope they turn out as good as yours! :)

  • Shannon

    I love how you wrapped these! So charming.

    I haven't started wrapping yet, so I really appreciate the inspiration. :)

  • emily anderson

    beautiful, beautiful wrapping!

  • Shannon

    This really is a great idea! The presents look so pretty. I'm def trying this!

  • The Sunshine District

    Ooh, such pretty wrapping idea :)
    xo Jac

  • Little Tree Vintage

    goodness i love all that wrapping! will you come wrap my gifts :)

  • Susan @ Oh My! Creative

    I love this project and featured it in a collection of Doily Projects!

    Susan @ Oh My! Creative