How to Wrap Gifts Without Paper
Wrap Gifts Without Paper
A guide for the gift wrapping challenged
When I am trying to figure out how to wrap gifts, I try to
think out of the literal box ...and paper. Instead, I try to
find something useful to use for the wrapping. This really
makes two gifts, which is fun. I don't spend much on the
"wrapping" and usually it takes less time to fix up then if I
used regular wrapping paper and ribbons.
- To me, gift wrapping doesn't get any easier than a fun tote
bag, backpack, briefcase or zipper bag from the thrift store
or discount rack. I keep my eyes open for bags that are
elegant, sporty or wacky. Just p;ace the gift inside and
you're ready to go.
- Rubbermaid totes and leftover dishes are one of the most
useful things ever invented. Who can't use another one to
organize a corner in the basement, a shelf in the closet, the
trunk of their car? Put the gift inside and pop the lid on. You can even stick a bow on top.
- Sometimes when I am contemplating how to wrap gifts, I look
around the house for an ordinary item, like a Kleenex box, for
instance. I decorate it with contact paper. Then all I have to do is stuff a new kitchen towel, t-shirt or other small piece of clothing inside the box and leave a little tuft sticking out like a tissue.
- Use a fun pillowcase as your gift bag. I like ones made of
satin, flannel or from a child's sheet set with cartoons on it.
- Cheap plastic toolboxes make great "kits" for anything from
snacks to craft supplies to tools.
- Other great gift containers I like include tins, canisters,
plastic drawer sets, old instrument cases, travel laundry
bags, coolers, old stationery boxes, and baskets with lids.
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