A beautifully wrapped gift makes many of us as happy as its contents. But one can easily spend $15.00 or more to wrap a gift when buying the supplies at a high-end papery.
To avoid breaking the budget with wrapping materials, use the following ideas:
- Stay away from buying gift wrap sheets. Yes they can come in some really nice colors with beautiful patterns. But those sheets cost as much and more than a roll of gift wrap at an arts & crafts store.
- The same principal applies for ribbons. Ribbons sold by the spool are more economical than ribbons offered by the meter/yard.
- Wrap all your gifts with the same paper. This way you will not have to buy a lot of different wrapping papers, and in the end only use parts of it. You may choose a different color scheme every year.
- Make your own gift tags. You can use colorful construction paper to make them. Or recycle old Christmas cards and ribbons.
This lovely gift was wrapped with red gift wrap that cost $1.50 for 8 meters (almost 8 yards). The green satin ribbon is recycled from a gift I once received. Used satin ribbons can be ironed and reused. The beautiful straw star accent was purchased in a package of 18 for $4.99. Instead of straw stars one can use Christmas ornaments.
Products used are from IKEA, 2007
Isig red gift wrap 8 meters/yards $1.50
Isig straw stars 18 pieces $4.99