Friday, September 28, 2012

Recycled ideas for gift wrapping

I always paid a lot of attention to gift wrapping before kids. Gifts were lovingly wrapped in a theme, fabric, brown paper, handmade paper, matching gift tags, fancy ribbons. I loved it and put in as much effort with the wrapping as I did with choosing the gift. These days, with the kids in particular, it's usually a roll of $2 paper from the dollar store. I'm getting back to taking more time with the gift wrapping with some of these wonderful ideas to use papers and products you already have lying around the house.

Children's artwork
Maps
Puzzle pages
Tea towel (perfect for a cookbook)
Fabric
Newspaper
Gift bags from any of the above or magazine pages
Brown paper
Sheet music
Woven tissue paper
Homemade gift bows
Doillie embellishment
Take photos of various objects around the house and print
Old book pages turned into gift tags
Wool embellishments
Felt
 
This post is part of domesblissity's THRiVING - Thrifty Living feature.

6 comments:

  1. great ideas. love the maps and sheet music. :)

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  2. Anne, what a great round up! I love the package wrapped in black/white comic with newspaper dyed flowers! :)

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  3. Fabulous ideas, I like the tissue paper and puzzle page ones.

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  4. This post has been somewhat of a revelation to me.

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  5. Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks
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  6. Awesome ideas. I like newspapers and fabric idea too much. Thanks for sharing these beautiful ideas.

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