First up, my hubby's Valentine's Day gift - a framed print that I found here. I wrapped the frame in kraft wrapping paper. I worked with two different kinds of kraft paper for this series. I bought some at a dollar store and found it to be the easiest to work with because it was thinner. I also liked the texture. However, if you are looking for durability, the Scotch brand kraft paper that I picked up at my local JoAnn store was thick, and it was also more smooth.
I wrapped the gift in an ombre orange-red yarn. I went with this color palette because I didn't want it to be too frilly for my manly husband, but still romantic. I tied a simple bow, then tucked an arrow behind it. I made the arrow out of a stick from our backyard. I simply cut the triangle and chevrons from patterned paper (DCWV - Coral Couture Stack), then hot glued them to the stick. I thought an arrow was a great fit for my husband - not a fancy bow or flower.
To finish it off, I splattered a bit of mist in coral, white and gray across the package. Instead of a tag, I used alpha stamps to stamp directly onto the wrapping paper.
My husband loved it :). You'll see over the next few weeks that I love my kraft wrapping paper, and I turn to yarn often. I'll be showing you a couple of gift topper options, as well as other ways to dress up plain paper. I hope you'll stop by for more! Have a great day! Tessa