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Use Newspaper Comics for Gift Wrap

I love giving gifts all year long. Years ago it hit me one day that sometimes my wrappings cost nearly as much as the gift itself! Now I use comics from the newspaper to wrap my gifts. I already get the paper, so it's free! People actually really enjoy the wrap too, they think it's cute.:)
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This is a good idea for a winter holiday or birthday gift. Comics taken from the newspapers and cut out each day. Paste onto printing paper and put in a 3 ring binder from the dollar store. It makes an inexpensive book of comics for a person's favorite comic strip.

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September 21, 2007

My tip is for wrapping paper. When wrapping a child's gift, use the Sunday comics. When wrapping a gift for the grandparents take a brown grocery sack and cut it open. Then let your child be creative on the side that has no store markings. Then use to wrap the gift.

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I wanted to save money on Christmas wrapping paper. I started saving the Sunday comics to wrap children's gifts. However, when I went to use the comics, they had faded and are not pretty any more. How could I keep the colorful comics from fading?

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March 31, 20180 found this helpful

what i recommend is the minute you harvest them you put an acrylic spray sealer over them www.homedepot.com/.../204677938

or use matte medium and with a brush and very carefully cover in 2 or 3 layers over the newsprint www.dickblick.com/.../

matte medium is a wonderful product and a good investment

these steps will ensure colorfastness and also make the paper less brittle

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April 1, 20180 found this helpful

Air fades colors. Put in a dark room that is not humid.

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December 29, 2010

When done reading the Sunday newspaper funnies, I put them with my gift wrapping supplies.

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April 16, 2010

This is an inexpensive gift idea for kids and other people who like to read the comics.

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