Use silk flowers instead of a bow on gifts. When ribbon streamers are added to a silk flower and it is tied on a gift, it becomes a gift in and of itself, and can be kept and placed in a decorative vase. This keeps the "bow" from being thrown away.
I am planning on wrapping my child's birthday presents all together in a plastic table liner, and then when she is done, she can cut shapes out of the liner or otherwise use it for crafts.
I found a silk rose strand for one dollar at the dollar general. They are white, and they will go well with the red table liner.
I dislike paying for wrapping paper that tears in the first place, and then just gets thrown into the wastebasket. :)
By Robyn Fed from Hampton, TN
I use pretty wrapping paper that goes with theme in my family room and loving room and wrap my pictures that are hanging on the wall with that paper. i then put a bow on it. It becomes a present. This way I have more decorations without it costing a lot.
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