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Gift Wrapping on a Budget

Brown Paper Package

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

“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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Handmade Gift Essentials

It’s time to start thinking about holiday gifts! Are you planning on making any handmade gifts this year? I’ve started on a few that I’ll share with you next week. Today I’m sharing with you some of my handmade gift essentials from Consumer Crafts.¬† If you’re not familiar with them you’re definitely¬† missing out, because they have some of the best deals on craft supplies! Take a peek at some of my favorite:

Silhouette Magnet Paper -hello personalized Christmas gifts! I can’t wait to show you what I made with the magnet paper. Oh what’s that you say? You don’t have a Silhouette? Well then head on over to Crafts Unleashed for a chance to win a CAMEO!

Styled by Tori Spelling jewelry for beautiful gift wrap, to create handmade jewelery gifts, or as a beautiful star topper for table top decor trees.

Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Punch for gift wrap and tags.


Bakers Twine to create pretty little packages and for all the baked goods I’ll be giving away this holiday season.

Do I really need a reason why washi tape is on my list? We all know how much I love washi tape! I ordered the metallic gold and silver earlier this month, you’ll definitely see them in a few upcoming posts. :) {Psstt washi tape is only $1.97 a roll on Consumer Crafts}


Consumer Crafts is having a big sale this weekend starting on Black Friday. They’ll have doorbusters all weekend long while supplies last. Then on Monday the entire site will be 30% off plus FREE shipping! (US customers can order online, but customers outside of the US need to call in their orders) #cybermondaycrafts


What are some of your handmade gift essentials?


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I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Consumer Crafts and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.