Ok, I know this is a little last minute but let’s be real here, many of you probably haven’t finished shopping for gifts, let alone finished wrapping them. Besides, I had to share this awesome find with you no matter how close we are to Christmas. And I was in the mood for a fun blog post anyway!
I don’t know about you but “brown paper packages tied up with strings…are a few of my favorite things”. Seriously, I think the wrapping can be just as dreamy as the gift itself. But most years, especially at Christmas, buying fancy ribbons, strings, paper, and gift tags is likely not in the budget. In years past I’ve hit up the dollar store for some wrapping paper because they usually have a pretty decent selection. Then, I slap on a small bow and sticker gift tag on it and voila! It’s not creative but it’s something.
This year is different though! Something amazing happened when I went to search for wrapping paper at the dollar store and I think it’s safe to say it totally changed my ‘wrapping’ life. I know, I know…it sounds silly but I love saving money while still ending up with a cute finished product!! It just goes to show you don’t have to spend gobs of money to be creative and that’s why I love sharing these discoveries with y’all.
So as I was searching through the large wrapping paper bin at the Dollar Tree I spotted a roll of brown paper that someone had mistakenly put back in the wrong place (THANK GOODNESS!) It was labeled “Kraft paper” and was exactly the type of paper I had been wanting to use on my gifts…for a $1!! So I went back to the craft aisle and on the very bottom shelf I found an entire bin of this craft paper. HOT DOG!
So to complete the “brown paper packages tied up with strings” look, I paired the paper with some twine and yarn that I purchased from Wal-Mart ($2-3 for each) along with some sparkly pipe cleaners from the Dollar Tree ($1 per package) to give the wrapping some holiday appeal.
OH! And you know all those awesome Christmas cards you receive each year that you just hate to throw out?? Well don’t! When you are ready to take them down from your display, cut out any pretty pictures (not of actual people…that would just be weird), or phrases like, “Merry Christmas”, “Happy New Year”, or “Happy Holidays”. Then, save them to decorate your gifts or use as tags/labels the next year!
And if you really like to be prepared I love hitting up Target’s after Christmas sale for gift tags, washi tape, and pretty string because everything is dirt cheap when it’s 70% off. Whoop whoop! Just tuck them away (in a place you won’t forget about) for next year.
I hope this inspires your Christmas gift wrapping this year! Have fun! Get creative!
Merry Christmas Friends! And glory to God in the highest!
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6, NIV