Tuesday, March 10, 2009

That's A Wrap

Here's an inexpensive, quick and easy way to wrap small gifts. I've been doing this for years because it's done with materials I almost always have on hand. All you need is newspaper, a paper lunch sack, twine and a stapler.Send the newspaper through the paper shredder to get your sack filler.Place the gift inside. Fold the top of the sack, accordion style, about have way down and then staple the middle. Pull the two ends together and staple.Cut several lengths of twine and thread them through the small opening in the fold. Wrap the twine around the sack and tie. That's it! You have an inexpensive, cute gift wrap idea that's very versatile. To make it fancy, you can use a white paper sack that's been embellished with stamps or scrapbook decorations, and then tie it with colored raffia or pretty satin ribbon.

38 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh my word Joy you never cease to amaze me with your talent!!!! HOW CUTE!!!!!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

AWESOME!!
Love that idea, thanks for sharing.

Reborn said...

Awesome! I will definitely keep this in mind for those "emergency" gift wrapping times! :)

Eileen said...

Love it!

Sheryl said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez said...

that's perfect! my son brings home a paper lunch bag every week from church with his papers/projects inside. i always feel bad getting rid of them (i do recycle them, but still) but never know what to do with them. none of our kids are school age yet so we don't pack lunches. this is awesome! i'll never throw them away again! thanks!!!

Jennifer said...

That is SO COOL!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Rambling Girl said...

Yes that is so neat! I will remember to do this from now on...especially for all the school birthday parties we go to.

Valarie Lea said...

That looks great!

salmagundi said...

Wow!! That's clever - I must remember that. Thanks for sharing. Sally

Inspired Kara said...

This is a GREAT idea! I am so doing this. And, I NEVER thought of using shreded paper as filler!!! Great idea! Thank you for sharing.

Gayle said...

Darn! We have a cross cut paper shredder so I guess I'll have to use my rotary cutter to slice up the paper in strips when I want to try this! Thanks for sharing!

ceekay said...

Oh, that is cute...copying, soooo copying!!!!

Hi ! I'm Cindy said...

WAY TOo CUTE!! WHAT AN AWESOME, EASY, REUSING IDEA!!

~ Jamie ~ said...

Love, love, love it! I wanted to let you know that I tagged you on my blog yesterday. Hope that was okay. :) Have a terrific day!

Our Complete Family said...

Cute! You're full of GREAT ideas, as usual hun! I am a big fan of using whatever material and grosgrain ribbon I have on hand but this is way handy, too! And, with a little one in elementary school I have a stash of lunch sacks!

StrawBoss said...

What a great IDEA! Thanks!

Lisa said...

WOW, THANKS THAT IS TERRIFIC!!!

HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is such a great idea, thanks so much for sharing! I'll be linking.

Connie said...

Some people are just too clever and you are the "QUEEN" of clever, and you are being a great recycler to boot.
Thanks for sharing this money saver idea.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

What a fantastic idea! I will use that idea...

Hadley said...

very cute! i love brown sacks! you did a great job making it look cute!

Heather said...

That is so cute - and quite timely! I have some wee gardening gifts - seeds, plant markers, gardening gloves and such - to prepare for a little spring activity with my homeschool girls! They'll love this, and the garden twine can be a part of the gift! Thank you Joy - you're brilliant!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

That is awesome - thank you so much.

Half of the Style Sisters said...

What a fabulous idea! I love this and will try it out no doubt about it!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

That is very cute!!!! I simply love it!

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

That is gorgeous! I love it! Wrapping gifts is one of the best parts of giving them.

Crafty Niche said...

What a great idea!

Michelle said...

nice...great idea!

tidymom said...

Oh that's too cute!! Thanks for the idea!

~TidyMom

Connie said...

What a wonderful idea! Can't wait to give a present using this.

Karyn said...

I love it! I will seriously wrap all of my small presents this way from now on. Thank you!

Lady Dorothy said...

Fantastic! Clever and cute!

Sophia said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks : )

Brandie said...

I love this idea. I am going to try it for sure thanks for passing it along!

Kacey R. said...

Have I told you that you're a genius lately? Well, you are! Thanks for the snazzy tip!

stacydoolittle said...

How cute! I love this. The price of gift bags makes this cute, inexpensive idea even better! Thanks for sharing.

diXymiss said...

What a great idea ~ fun, festive AND frugal. ThanX for the tip!

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