Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wrapping Christmas Gifts

I try not be wasteful, recycle everything I can...reduce, reuse, recycle, I like that. I'm not a tree hugger or anything but everyone can do "something" to help our environment right, even if it's small. I think one of the most wasteful things to buy during Christmas is boxes. I have quite a few kids to buy gifts for so I usually start to save every box possible starting early November.

The first time I did this my brother laughed as his kids opened their gifts because he thought I bought them all snacks, and even the kids were a little excited thinking they got popcorn, crackers, cookies and fruit snacks. I spent a total of $4 on gift wrapping supplies this year, all at the dollar tree: 1. roll of brown paper (which covered at least 15 gifts for now and I still have plenty left over) 2. green ribbon (I already had red on hand) 3. red glitter stocking scatter and 4. green glitter tree scatter (which I glued near the bow). I wish I would have done something a little more creative with the names. One thing I saw (after I wrapped my gifts) were these felt initials.
And if you don't want to spent money on paper at all, you can always go the newspaper route as Kristen mentioned in her post here (trust me, it looks cuter than you might think).

What are some of your gift wrapping tips?


  1. Thank you so much for the gift wrapping ideas! I just got done getting all my gifts and was trying to come up with a cute way to wrap them!

  2. brilliant! I'll have to try this next year!


  3. This is so AWESOME! I never would have thought of cereal boxes - how clever. I think it's so insane to spend all that money on gifts and then even MORE on wrapping them which is just going to be thrown away.. what a waste! You're right - this is a much more eco-friendly option. And thanks so much for the shout out - I just started saving my newspaper! :D