It’s that time of year. We are thinking about school and getting back into routines. The long nights of summer are quickly coming to an end.
You may be thinking about teacher gifts, back to school presents, or maybe you are one of those super organized/plan-ahead type of people and Christmas gifts are already be on your radar. (I spotted one store setting up a Christmas decor aisle the other day and I almost lost my mind.) Whatever the case may be, regardless of the time of year, gift giving is a constant. I want to share one trick of mine with you.
You can remove spending loads of money on wrapping paper from your concerns. Although the color, patterns, and occasion wrapping paper is fun, it can add up. I have found that the simplicity can be just as beautiful and way more economical. Minimalism is in, this is one way to take advantage of that trend!
In most large home improvement stores (like Home Depot and Lowes), they sell painters paper. This paper is intended for laying on the ground while you paint to protect your carpet or other flooring. The large rolls are really thick paper. That roll can be hard to work with. There is usually a shorter roll next to the big rolls that is around $2.00. This is the stuff! The paper is not as thick, so it wraps well and stays in place with any tape.
The bonus is how the shorter roll is so much easier to work with than regular sized wrapping paper! I love it. So often when you use regular wrapping paper on a smaller gift, you don’t need half of what you cut off. I know for me, I then wrap it back around the tube or just throw it away. This shorter roll is the perfect size for those smaller gifts. There is also no need to worry if you have the right wrapping paper for special occasions, because this paper can be used for anything.
I buy twine or rope at the Dollar Tree (in the utility section) to wrap around my gifts. It keeps the cost low and that stuff can be used for other projects as well. One of my favorite things about this kind of wrapping paper is the way you can dress it up. Let your kids color on the paper, save money on a card and just write on the paper, leave messages, or stick in your business card or another little goody (like a print). You can embellish as much and as far as your imagination can stretch!
If you have ordered something from my shop, then this wrapping job is not new to you. You’ve seen it, but now you can do it! How about it!? Will you run to get a short roll of painters paper for your wrapping paper needs?
What item have you re-purposed lately?
I hope you had a good week!