Gift Wrapping on a Budget

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“Brown paper packages tied up with strings

These are a few of my favorite things”

Its no secret that I adore pretty gift wrap. I know some people dread wrapping gifts, I am not one of them! However I’m in sort of a complex with my style lately. Metallics are fun and bright, but kraft paper is classic with a shabby feel. I adore both styles and chose to combine them for a shabby chic modern look this Christmas.

While I like beautiful gift wrap I don’t like spending a fortune on it. I recently read in a magazine that dollar stores are the best place to buy gift wrap, saving you about 60%. I was also recently challenged to go to Dollar General with a $10 gift card in hand to select gift wrap items. I was pleasantly surprised to find quite the selection of paper, tags, boxes, and even ornaments to use as gift toppers. I tried to stick to my ten dollar budget but I ended up picking up a few extra things that I just had to have.

Here is a break down of what I purchased: Mesh Ribbon $2.25 Glitter Bows $1.50 Glitter Star $1 white boxes $1 large white boxes $2 mini snowflakes $1 Gold glitter ribbon $1 silver glitter ribbon $1 Silver foil wrapping paper $3 Kraft paper $1 The mesh ribbon is my favorite! I picked up a roll of this to use with the kraft paper and really like the contrast it gives.

Silver and gold combined are big this year so this is my metallic gift for my sister.

With the small box I used the kraft paper with the silver glitter ribbon and gold glitter star ornament. Ornaments make a great gift topper and usually you can find 2-3 in a pack.

I was able to find all of my gift wrapping essentials at Dollar General and still have plenty of supplies for neighbor gifts. For more gift wrap ideas visit the Dollar General Gift Center and Dollar General on Facebook.


So I have a question for YOU…

Do you use different wrapping paper for gifts from “Santa” or leave them unwrapped?

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  1. says

    I always use plain brown craft paper and then fancy it up with whatever ribbons and miscellaneous craft supplies I happen to have. Kind of like the ones you’ve done here except yours are prettier!

    And in answer to question, Santa always wraps the presents he brings very differently. The last couple of years he has used Lego wrapping paper.

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