You’ve spent way too much time, effort and money on your Christmas gifts this year (isn’t that always the way?), so, let’s do something quick, easy and super cheap for the wrapping.
I’m using brown wrapping paper, the kind you get in a roll to use for shipping packages. It’s super cheap and sturdy, so if you’re traveling with your gifts they won’t end up all scuffed and torn by the time you make it over the river and through the woods. But, if you wanted to go even cheaper, you could use old (clean) paper bags from the grocery store for a similar look. (I suppose if you don’t like the recipient of the gift, they don’t have to be clean, but that’s a little passive-aggressive, even for me.)
And, instead of going to the store and buying fancy-pants ribbons, I’m using leftover yarn that I have in my stash. I picked out five shades of blue, but you can do whatever you like. Bright rainbow colors might be fun for a kid, or maybe a birthday present. Red and green are always classic Christmas colors. White and silver would make a really classy winter-y present.
Just wrap a few colors of yarn around your gift. You can make the yarn neat and tidy or you could go all willy-nilly, just keep going until you like how it looks. Tie off in a square knot at the back of the package and trim the ends short.
Make a pompom. Because Pompoms make everything more fun. Tie it to the top of the package instead of one of those stick-on bows.
Hold a bunch of yarn in a bundle (I’m using five different shades of blue) and wrap the yarn around the package the same way you would if you were using ribbon. Finish off with a pretty bow.
The possibilities are pretty much endless. What new ways of wrapping can you come up with?