Being frugal does not have to be boring, and finding creative gift wrapping solutions is a great way to put a personalized touch on a frugal gift. I recently hit the outlet mall to find discounts at my brothers’ favorite store Tommy Hilfinger, and on top of getting some relatively frugal gifts for them, I also came up with a creative gift wrapping idea.
Tommy Hilfinger has some very fancy paper bags, and I thought they would make perfect wrapping paper. I asked for a second paper bag, and when I got home I split up the bags and wrapped the gifts in them.
The gift tags were simple to make as well, and they remained true to the creative gift wrapping. I cut a cloud out of the bag, and used the bag side to write on. Simple, creative and very frugal!
- Ask for a paper bag at the store.
- Cut out as much usable paper as possible.
- Remove the handles carefully without ripping the bag.
- Wrap your gifts, make sure the brand name is visible.
- Cut out simple gift tags from the paper bag as well.
Not only was wrapping the gifts free, but the creative gift wrapping gives the gifts a more personal touch and it also gives my very curious older brother a little hint of what is to come.
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