HOW TO: Newspaper Bow: Cut newspaper strips into desired width and various lengths. Form loops by folding ends of strip inward toward the center of strip; staple. Create small, medium and large looped strips; staple similar size strips together into an X shape. Stack X's, longest to smallest, on top of each other in alternating directions; staple together in center. Make one small loop and glue into center to hide staples and complete bow.
This year I'm wrapping everything in kraft paper. Why? Because I already have a giant roll in my office (remember the mummy minion?). Because then I don't have to fight Laurel for the decorative rolls. And because you can dress kraft up in so many ways, and also involve your kids in some of those many ways. I decided it would be fun to share a roundup of cool kraft wrapping inspiration, delightful for the holidays or any time of year. Enjoy!