Happy Friday: Homemade Gift Wrap (Budget & Eco-Friendly)
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Sent from reader, Stacey:
With my two older children in college, I am finding that I need to be more frugal than I have ever been. I shop for the great freebies and deals posted on Hip2Save all year through, putting things aside for gifts as I go.
This year, I was trying to come up with a way to avoid purchasing wrapping paper so I would have more to spend on my kiddos. I lucked up on a big bag of ribbon spools at Salvation Army priced at $4.99 – the tag was the “color of the day” so I snagged it for just $2.49! I decided I would wrap up all the packages under my tree with brown paper and the colorful ribbons.
I began asking for brown paper bags every time I went to the grocery store, cutting them apart to wrap my gifts. For larger gifts I am using the bigger handle bags I have received from various stores. So getting my packages wrapped this year will only cost me $2.49!! 😊
They may not look perfect like craft paper or real wrapping paper would, but I think they look pretty amazing! Not to mention the environmental benefits: I saved the landfill from the extra plastic grocery bags, I’m reusing something that would be garbage anyways, and there won’t be any additional garbage from the wrapping paper! It’s a win-win!!
Thanks for all you do to make my life a lot more fun and a whole lot more affordable! Merry CHRISTmas!!
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