Every frugal person has an area of frugality that sort of veers into cheapness. Mine is gift wrapping. I save every gift bag, unwrinkled tissue paper, and ribbon. I’ve even been known to keep cards and re-make them into post cards or gift decorations. I think I learned some of these habits from all the pioneer (Laura Ingalls’ Little house books) reading I did as a kid. I’d rather spend a little more on the gift than spend that money on wrapping. But, I do know that beautiful wrapping can really make a gift.
So, I did a little experiment and pushed my wrapping boundaries this past week. I cut up a perfectly good gift bag to use as wrapping paper. The gift I had was going to be mailed and the bag didn’t fit into the USPS box. And I had no wrapping paper. However, I did have a bunch of gift bags!
Choose a bag in which your gift fits.
Cut the base of the bag off.
Now you have a long, rectangular piece of paper. Wrap your gift as you would with wrapping paper.
Fancy up the wrapped gift!
Cute? I thought so.
Have a wonderful weekend.