From a young age, I’ve always shown an interest in arts and crafts. As a child, most summers would be spent at art camps like Pine Forest and art was definitely my favourite subject in school (until they brought in art history, then the love affair turned sour).
Fast forward twenty years, and my passion for arts and crafts is as strong now as it was back then! Let’s not be mistaken, I am by no means ‘talented’ but those closest to me (specifically those who have lived or worked with me) will tell you that I have an obsession with buying cute crafty things and get very excitable about the little details when it comes to planning events!
That’s why I wanted to write this post, I find it fascinating how you can take something as plain and simple as brown paper and fashion it into something with an entirely different purpose.
The obvious benefit of getting crafty, apart from making an impression on your guests, is saving money as materials are typically inexpensive. The real difficulty, and this is where I struggle, is finding the time to do it. That is why I love websites like Etsy, because so many people (far more talented than I) have made a living by creating bespoke paper products that the high street stores just can’t compete with!
If I were to retire tomorrow, I would live a very happy life creating cute things out of brown paper and selling them on Etsy! But seeing as that’s not going to happen, I’m just going to share some cute ideas and creative uses for brown paper below!
Three unique ways of displaying menus using brown paper bags, sheet paper and brown card.
Because let’s face it- the ones hotels supply just won’t cut it anymore!
Pops of Neon
Brown paper is so plain, simple and elegant that a pop of neon adds a bold, playful touch!
Wrapping Fresh Flowers
The perfect alternative to cellophane, pairing fresh blooms with brown paper creates a rustic, ‘fresh from the farmers market’ feel!
Whether you’re serving canapés, giving edible wedding favours or doing something new like these ‘midnight snack’ bags, be sure to serve them in brown paper packages! Add a personalised touch with branded stick-on labels.
Really the possibilities are endless…
Cutlery packs, bunting, confetti cones and wrapping paper, there’s really no limit to what you can do with brown paper!
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Love Miss Eventure x