In high school my Poms team used to do gift wrapping at Barnes and Noble as a fundraising event. While most of the girls complained--I loved it!
I also have memories of my parents waiting until Christmas Eve to wrap the presents for the rest of our family and I would always end up taking over and doing most of them. I enjoyed it so much and it's a cherished Christmas Eve memory of mine.
This year I didn't have a lot in the Christmas budget for gift wrapping so I had to get creative. Craft christmas paper is my absolute favorite, but it can get kind of pricey and I hate that one roll doesn't seem to stretch very far.
To save a little, I got a roll of plain craft paper from the mailing section at Walmart. It probably has 5 times the amount that comes on a standard Christmas paper roll and it was only 4 bucks.
I found that it was easiest to do after the gift had been wrapped, but you could also lay out large sheets of the paper, dot and let them dry before wrapping.
I shopped my supply closet and junk drawers for items that I could use to dress up the gifts.
I found old pinecones, jingle bells, small ornament packs, greenery and all types of ribbon. The pinecones were probably my favorite add-ons.
I fell in love with the tulle that I used to make bows. It was so easy to just tie and fluff!
I've talked about some of my great finds at the dollar store before. This place is an amazing place to go if you're on a budget and wanting to dress up gifts.
Last year I picked up a pack of jingle bells and spray painted them white for my mini Christmas tree. I had a few left over so I tied them to a few gifts. I just adore the way they look with the white polka dots.
I tied a various item to each gift, making sure nobody got a boring package!
I even used buttons on some--too cute!
I had a lot of fun coming up with different combinations. I was worried that the extras were going to lure my one year old into the gifts but he hasn't really seemed to pay much attention to them.
What are your favorite gift wrapping add-ons?
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