SIMPLE CHRISTMAS CRAFTS - Brush lettered Wrapping

It's time for my second festive project in collaboration with Dulux. If you missed the first post have a read here. You all seemed to really love the star decoration idea over on Instagram so hopefully, this next project will fill you with Christmas cheer too! 

Now, I'm definitly not a great brush letterer but I've been wanting to try my hand at a craft like this for ages. I'm so glad I did as I may have discovered my new favourite way to wrap gifts. Thanks to my husband for being a fantastic model whilst I photographed this project too!

Brush Lettering Wrapping Paper

Show all your loved ones that you care with this pretty hand-lettered paper. You can design personalised messages to write onto the paper or opt for festive sayings like I did. Your gifts will look so beautiful under the tree and I promise it’s easier than it looks!

What you’ll need

Lay out each gift on the craft paper to measure out how much wrapping you’ll need. I suggest a different colour and phrase for each gift for a varied look.

Using a small to medium paint brush begin painting each phrase in a loose style. Look at modern calligraphy and brush lettering examples for ideas. I simply used my handwriting to make the process easier. If you think you have messy writing you may want to trace a font instead.

The main idea is to keep the text looking loose for a pretty and relaxed effect, it doesn’t matter if your lettering is a bit wonky.

Allow each sheet to dry and wrap up your gifts. Add a contrasting satin ribbon and a sprig of greenery for a simple way to dress up your gifts.

I hope you liked learning how to create your own easy brush lettered wrapping paper. I have one more festive DIY post coming up soon so keep an eye out!

This post was written in collaboration with Dulux. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make this little blog possible.


  1. Love this idea Nancy! I have lots of brown paper for this years' present wrapping so definitely going to give it a go. I love the colours you used as well.

    1. I saw on your stories that you were making these, your paper looked fantastic. Hope the family liked it!