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DIY Wrench Wrapping Paper

This fall, Rachel of Lines Across launched Let’s Wrap Stuff, a website devoted to all things gift wrap related. To celebrate its launch, Rachel challenged me and a select group of talented bloggers to come up with a creative gift wrap idea using plain kraft paper. Who doesn’t love brown paper packages tied up with string?

For my wrapping, I decided to do a spray paint relief with some of my husband’s old wrenches. I had some metallic spray paint left from my magnet letter ornaments that was perfect for this project. Read on to find out how to make your own DIY Wrench Wrapping Paper. 

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A roll of brown kraft paper (I buy mine for about $10 at Home Depot)
  • Wrenches in various sizes–make sure the wrenches you use are as flat as possible (no socket wrenches)
  • Masking tape
  • Krylon Metallic spray paint in Copper

Cut off a large piece of kraft paper and tape down on a flat surface safe for spray painting. Lay your wrenches out randomly and begin spraying.

I didn’t have enough wrenches to cover all of my paper, so I stopped spraying to move them over to the other half of the paper. Remove the wrenches and allow the paper to dry fully before removing the tape and rolling it up.

You’re ready to wrap!

For my red topper I used some paper string I found in the jewelry findings section at Jo-Ann’s. Loop it 6-8 times and tie together to keep it in place. I love how the wrench print turned out and it’s perfect for wrapping my handy hubby’s Christmas gifts!

Check out all 24 creative kraft paper gift wrap ideas below:

Brown Paper Packages - 24 Creative Gift Wrap Ideas

1. Pom Pom Ice Cream Cone Gift Wrap by Let’s Wrap Stuff

2. Embroidered Wrapping Paper by Lines Across

3. Holiday Lights Gift Wrap by Burlap and Blue

4. Printable DIY Watercolor Gift Tags by Dawn Nicole

5. Chalkboard Painted Wrapping Paper by The Winthrop Chronicles

6. Let it Snow Neighbor Gift Printable by Ginger Snap Crafts

7. Upcycled Cardboard Gift Tags 3 Ways by Eat. Sleep. Make.

8. Kraft Paper Gift Card Envelope Printables by Delia Creates

9. Make + Give Christmas Tree Gift Topper by Make and Tell

10. DIY Wrench Wrapping Paper by Maker Mama

11. DIY Stamped Trees Gift Wrap by Shaken Together Life

12. Brown Paper Packages by Delineate Your Dwelling

13. Yarn Tassel Gift Wrap 2 Ways by Hands Occupied

14. Holiday Writing with Washi Tape by Club Chica Circle

15. Glitter-Dipped Gift Tags by The Thinking Closet

16. Coffee Container Christmas Gift Tags by Simply Kelly Designs

17. Gift Wrapping Ideas by C.R.A.F.T.

18. Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas by Making Home Base

19. Sewn Brown Paper Gift Card Gift Giving by Dream a Little Bigger

20. Chalkboard Gift Tag & Ornament by Tried and True

21. Easy Holly Ornament Gift Tag by Rae Gun Ramblings

22. Printable Hand-Lettered Christmas Tags by Persia Lou

23. Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas by Eighteen25

24. Washi Tape Christmas Tree Gift Card Box by That’s What Che Said

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