If you have ever purchased holiday wrapping paper and bows, you already know that it rivals the cost of the gifts themselves! If the thought of purchasing Christmas wrapping supplies have you seeing pound signs this season, it may be time to rethink your shopping strategy.
Look below at 6 creative ways to save money on wrapping supplies, and see how easy it can be to get those gifts looking gorgeous for less. Here is what you need to know!
Saving gift bags isn’t being cheap, it’s being smart!
Don’t be ashamed to save gift bags as you receive them. The truth is you can use these bags over and over again and they will hold up well! Gently fold bags flat and store them in a container so you have them at your fingertips when you need them.
Old newspaper makes the excellent filler
Run newspaper through a paper shredder to get some quick and easy gift bag or package filler. This looks especially nice if you used coloured newspaper (such as the comics) or even ad fliers. Use the shredding to top off gift bags or use them to keep breakables safe when you package them for gift giving.
Pound stores have the best prices on tissue paper
The truth is you will have a hard time finding a better deal on tissue paper than you’ll find at pound stores. Buy tissue paper in an assortment of colours so that you can use it in gift bags. You don’t need a lot of tissue to make an impact, just a piece or two gets the job done and looks great.
Look at the square footage of wrapping paper rolls before you buy
That £1 roll of wrapping paper may look like a good buy, but how much paper is actually on the roll? Be sure you check out the square footage so you can get an idea of how many gifts you’ll be able to wrap. It might be worth spending a pound or two more to get 5x’s the amount of paper. Read labels, and buy accordingly.
Consider recycling household scraps into wrapping supplies
Do you have items around your house that could double as wrapping materials? Look for spare ribbon, twine scraps, fabric scraps, leftover scrapbook paper, and other items that can be used to wrap small gifts. Upcycle any small boxes you can find int gift boxes, and be sure to gather up any gently used tissue paper than can be used again.
Make your own wrapping paper
Buy an inexpensive roll of brown craft paper and use stamps to make it shine. You can stamp the paper or let kids use markers to decorate the paper and give it a personal spin. Most pound stores sell not just brown craft paper, but white craft paper as well. Both options are a great way to design your own custom paper which isn’t just frugal, but so creative!
Are you ready to save some cash on holiday gift wrapping supplies? Then consider these 6 creative ways to save money on wrapping supplies, and see how to get the supplies you need without busting your holiday budget.