Save money wrapping gifts by using thrift friendly wrapping
paper and ribbon. Buy wrapping paper when it goes on sales after Christmas
in solid colors that you can use throughout the year. Other frugal
items you can use for wrapping gifts all year are the comics, butcher block paper,
calendar pictures, and leftover wallpaper.
Raffia is an
inexpensive way to put ribbon on a present, and looks very good with butcher
some more frugal tips to save money on
- Pretty magazine pictures make
nice wrapping paper.
- Large inexpensive tablecloths
work well for wrapping large presents.
- When possible, use a portion
of the present for the gift wrap. For example, a large towel can be used
to wrap other towels and given a festive look with ribbons.
- Tissue paper costs less than
traditional wrapping paper.
- Save wrapping paper after
gifts are opened. You can iron it to get out the wrinkles, and/or you can shred it for filler for gift bags.