Frugal and Fun Wrapping Ideas

Frugal and Fun Wrapping Ideas, Joyful Homemaking

I have never been a fancy gift wrapper. I tend to be the type to get it done quickly, because it’s just going to get ripped off quickly anyway. However, there are times when I like a gift to look a little special. After finding some easy and fun ways to spruce up packages, I decided to try them out.
Starting with just brown paper and adding a few accessories, I was very pleased with the results.
(Now don’t tell anyone, but I used brown groceries bags for my brown paper, but office supply stores are a great place to find rolls of brown packaging paper).

Idea from The Style FilesFor the first package I used ribbon and a doily.Frugal and Fun Wrapping Ideas, Joyful HomemakingA little tape on the back of the doily and some pretty Christmas ribbon fancied it up just right!Frugal and Fun Wrapping Ideas, Joyful HomemakingFor the next package, I used a piece of scrapbook paper and some twine, both of which I already had on hand.I thought it turned out really fun!
I should mention all these gifts were dvds, but any square or rectangle flat item would work. Do you have any old or unused sheet music laying around?Frugal and Fun Wrapping Ideas, Joyful HomemakingUse it to wrap a gift! It took two sheets that I pieced together on the back, and it turned out darling.Baker’s twine is very Christmasy looking, and I tried that as well.Stickers or letter stamps make for some neat addressing.Frugal and Fun Wrapping Ideas, Joyful HomemakingThe Sweet Paul blog gave me the idea for making some yarn pom poms to decorate a package.
About.com has easy to follow instructions on how to make a cute pom pom.Of course all the gifts I have to wrap are not perfectly flat and square. My favorite wrapping for smaller irregular shaped gifts is gift bags with tissue paper.Frugal and Fun Wrapping Ideas, Joyful HomemakingThe best place I’ve found to buy gift bags, is in bulk at a craft store like Jo-Anns. It’s much cheaper to buy them this way than individually at a department store. I usually find lots of tissue paper options at the dollar store.Frugal and Fun Wrapping Ideas, Joyful HomemakingThey make for easy wrapping of different shaped gifts!Be Different, Act Normal gave me this fabulous idea for gifting money, which I just had to try.Frugal and Fun Wrapping Ideas, Joyful HomemakingBegin by pouring tiny confetti into a balloon, then fold your bill very small and gently stuff it down inside.Frugal and Fun Wrapping Ideas, Joyful HomemakingThen blow it up and tie it off, and voila, the recipient has some fun popping it to get to the cash!I had such fun trying out these different gift wrapping ideas, let’s do a quick recap…Frugal and Fun Wrapping Ideas, Joyful Homemaking
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Frugal and Fun Wrapping Ideas, Joyful Homemaking
Frugal and Fun Wrapping Ideas, Joyful Homemaking

Frugal and Fun Wrapping Ideas, Joyful Homemaking

Frugal and Fun Wrapping Ideas, Joyful HomemakingHope this gives you some ideas!Blessings,Frugal and Fun Wrapping Ideas, Joyful Homemaking

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12 Comments

  1. December 14, 2012 / 1:04 pm

    Love your idea, inspiring me!!!
    Thank you for sharing
    Blessings from France

  2. December 14, 2012 / 2:04 pm

    Great ideas! I love finding ways to make packaging fun and creative without spending a lot of money. Thanks for sharing!
    Visiting from Blissful Roots

  3. December 14, 2012 / 3:42 pm

    Margo, I first want to say I love your Christmas tree, just beautiful.
    I also LOVE, LOVE your way of wrapping, I am going to do a few like that.
    To I think your Christmas wrapping looks very fancy, way too pretty to unwrap.
    Thank you for the wonderful ideas!
    Christmas Blessings,
    Tricia

  4. December 14, 2012 / 1:22 pm

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

  5. December 14, 2012 / 2:54 pm

    I love the sheet music! So pretty!

  6. December 14, 2012 / 11:22 pm

    Some wonderful ideas! Thanks so much!

  7. December 16, 2012 / 2:40 am

    You have some great ideas. Who knew a pretty ribbon and a doily would make such a lovely package.

  8. December 20, 2012 / 3:54 pm

    Wrapping presents beautifully is an important part of the process for me. I enjoy it and I think of it as part of my Christmas decor.

  9. December 10, 2014 / 3:13 pm

    Great ideas, I especially liked how the one with the scrapbook paper turned out. I like brown paper, it’s so versatile and it has that sophisticated look – no matter what you do with it!

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