It's my favorite time of year - time for Christmas planning to begin! It's also…
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If you waited until the last minute to wrap your gifts, you’re not alone! I recently read that over 25% of the entire year’s wrapping paper sales happen during the week before Christmas. (Doesn’t that make you feel better?!) I always wait until the last minute myself, but I don’t run out to buy wrapping paper. Here’s a secret: I haven’t bought any wrapping paper in years. There are just so many lovely, eco-friendly alternatives that don’t cost a dime!
My personal favorite trick is to use holiday-themed brown paper shopping bags, but there are loads of other pretty options just lying around the house once you know where to look. Here are some ideas:
1. Paper bags and newspaper never looked so sweet! – via Casa Sugar
2. Evergreen trimmings used instead of bows, a gorgeous idea via Corinna vanGerwen – so you can go green, literally : )
3. Pretty cloth as gift wrap, via the prairie girl – you can re-use the cloth yearly, or it can be part of the gift for someone who likes to sew.
5. Children’s artwork, via via BellaPamella – every parent has stacks of artwork on hand, and little ones will be proud to give gifts wrapped in their masterpieces.