Save money this year by making your own gift wrap. Instead of spending money on expensive gift wrap that is going to be thrown away you can make your own personalized gift wrap. We always knew which gifts were from my Dad because he wrapped them in the Sunday Cartoons. I still smile when I see a gift from him wrapped in Sunday Cartoons. It was a great frugal way to wrap a gift and bring a smile to our faces. Some years he would make us read one or 2 comics before we could open the gift. Little did I realize that he was having us practice our reading and spread out how long opening gifts lasted.
Gift Wrap Ideas
-Reuse Sunday Cartoons
-Turn brown shopping bags into a canvas for personalized wrapping
Use stamps, markers or have your kids draw a special picture on the paper
-Reuse Pringles cans for packaging cookies and wrapping gifts in a fun shape.
-Use old maps to wrap gifts
-Photo copy photos to make personalized wrapping paper
-Wrap housewares in dishtowels