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- November 5, 2008 at 6:44 pm #266026
Use magazine pages to wrap small gifts.
The comic section of your newspaper also makes pretty paper.
Use your children’s artwork, or create your own on plain paper… the large reams of packing paper are great for this, contact anyone who’s in the process of moving!
Save used wrapping paper all through the year, just roll them back onto the paper tube and place a small piece of scotch tape on the edge to hold in place. These really work great for small gifts where the previously folded lines won’t even show. If the paper is the wrong theme, you could just turn it over and decorate the plain side yourself!
Don’t buy expensive ribbons and bows to decorate your packages, if you hunt around you can find the cheap stuff that will be just as pretty!
Forget the gift tags, make your own by cutting a small piece of matching paper and folding it in half. Write the “To and From” on the inside of the paper and tape it to the wrapped present. This is great for scraps of paper that are too small to wrap a gift, but too large to toss away.
Cut up old Christmas cards make great gift tags too!
If you sew, you could even use scrap material to wrap gifts.
Or inexpensive tissue paper that you’ve saved from other gifts throughout the year. Then decorate the wrapped gift with little smiley faces, Christmas trees, or even just the words “Merry Christmas!” You could even add some glitter if you have some on hand.
Use Alternative Containers like pop bottles, wash them out, cut them with curved edges to prevent sharp pieces and fold them down,wrap with a ribbon!
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- November 5, 2008 at 8:33 pm #402823
I have also used freezer paper and draw or stamp on the white. I have also used foil. Shiny and nice.
- November 6, 2008 at 6:21 pm #402929
I just got a box in the mail and they had used lovely plain brown paper wadded up for packing material! My dd’s & i took one look and flattened out. such nice gift wrap once we stamp it!
lol! we always buy a bunch of wrapping paper the week after christmas when it’s like 75% off but we hang on to such treasures that come in case we run out and we’ll need it for birthdays and baby gift wrap.
- November 7, 2008 at 1:55 am #402989
I have also use brown paper bags. I have a ball of twine that I use as ribbon. This ball has lasted me a long time also.
I got a few of these whan a store was closing.—a dime a piece at the time. What a treasure this has been to me.
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