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Wrapping Paper and Bow Made from Packaging Items - wrapped gift

Making Wrapping Paper and a Bow from Packaging MaterialsUse bubble wrap to create a fun design on kraft paper to use as wrapping paper. Tissue paper is used to fashion a fluffy bow. Learn how to use recycled materials to make gift wrap.


Personalized Initial Confetti Gift Wrap Paper - a stretchy box was used to secure the two books

Personalized Initial Confetti Gift Wrap PaperThis personalized initial confetti gift wrap paper was made using recycled packing paper, cardstock hole punchings, and a template for the initial of the recipient. The directions provided are simple to follow and include photos for each step.


Happy Birthday Gift Bag - ready to add tissue paper

Making a Happy Birthday Gift BagStart with a kraft paper grocery bag and some colorful cupcake papers and you too can fashion this gift bag. This page contains photos and instructions to assist you in making a happy birthday gift bag.


Make Your Own Gift Wrapping Paper - hand holding the wrapped gift

Make Your Own Gift Wrap from Recycled Packing PaperUsing recycled brown packing paper and paint, markers, etc. you can make unique gift wrap. The folds just lend character. This is a page about how to make your own gift wrap from recycled packing paper.


floral pattern in bright colors

Thrifty Gift Wrap Using Food ColoringMaking your own gift wrap is a great way to put some extra love into a gift. Here's an idea about how to make some thrifty gift wrap using food coloring.


blue, yellow, and red handprints on paper

How to Make Handprint Gift WrapThis unique decorated gift wrap is sure to be cherished by anyone that receives it, maybe even as much as the actual gift. This page shows you how to make handprint gift wrap for the next present you need to wrap up.


Gift wrapped in decorated wax paper.

How to Make Wax Paper Gift WrapWax paper can make a fun and unique way to gift wrap something. Make your own wax paper gift wrap to customize the next gift you need to wrap up.


Newspaper Gift Bag - flower decorations

Newspaper Gift BagIt's easy to make a gift bag using any paper including newsprint, brown parcel paper, or gift wrap. If you want to go the eco route then newspaper looks just fine if you add some lovely ribbon, bows, buttons, flowers, raffia, or other colourful embellishments to finish it off.


Newspaper Comics for Gift Wrap - comic pages

Use Newspaper Comics for Gift WrapThis is a page about use newspaper comics for gift wrap. If you still receive a copy of the newspaper, the colorful comics pages make fun recycled gift wrap paper.



A gift wrapped in butcher paper.

Using Butcher Paper for Gift WrapThis is a page about using butcher paper for gift wrap. Butcher paper makes simple classic looking gift wrap and is easy to decorate if you want a more personalized style.


Decorating Plain Brown Paper for Gift Wrapping - two rolls of plain brown wrapping paper

Decorating Plain Brown Paper for Gift WrappingThis is a page about decorating plain brown paper for gift wrapping. Less expensive rolls of plain brown paper provide you with a canvas for creating your own unique gift wrapping paper.


Colorful Children's Birthday Gift Wrap - image of children holding hands

Making Colorful Children's Birthday Gift WrapThis is a page about making colorful children's birthday gift wrap. Using a cute rubber stamp and then coloring in the shapes you can make really nice gift wrapping paper.


Handmade Christmas wrapping paper

Making Stenciled Gift WrapThis is a page about stenciled gift wrap. Making your own stenciled gift wrap is a great way to customize your gifts.


Vintage Rose Gift Bag

Making a Vintage Rose Gift BagThis is a page about making a vintage rose gift bag. Roses made from decorated egg carton cups are used to embellish a plain gift bag and make it unique and special.


Recycled Paper Gift Envelopes

Recycled Paper Gift EnvelopesIt's always a shame to throw away used gift paper (or any craft paper) when you have some left over. Here's a method of turning those scraps into gorgeous little gift envelopes.


Recycled Box Gift Bags

Homemade Gift BagsThis is a page about homemade gift bags. Making your own gift bags is a great recycling and money saving project.


Gift with tag

Free Printable Gift TagsWith some cardstock, a printer, scissors and hole punch you can make your own gift tags. There are many free printable gift tags on the internet that will help make this job easy. This page contains free printable gift tags.


Logo for ThriftyFun Tips

Using Old Children's Book PagesColorful pages of worn-out children's books make great gift wrap for smaller gifts, such as jewelry, books, etc. Add a piece of old ribbon or lace and you'll have a beautiful package. Even the most worn out children's books can usually be salvaged and put to good use...


floral pattern in bright colors

Thrifty Gift Wrap with Food ColoringI love putting in effort when wrapping a gift, but at the same time, I don't like spending money on gift wrap. The gift wrap usually ends up in the dustbin, so I will rather look at thrifty ways of wrapping a gift without having to spend too much on the wrapping itself.


Happy Birthday Gift Bag - filled bag

Happy Birthday Gift BagNeed a last minute gift bag? You can make your own with a plain kraft paper grocery bag! I had an irregular shaped gift (helmet) that really couldn't be wrapped so this worked perfectly and only cost me 10 cents (for the kraft bag) and supplies I already had at home.


Make your Own Wrapping Paper - paper wrapped box

Make Your Own Wrapping PaperTake some plain brown parcel paper and make it into a sheet of cool fashionable decorative gift wrap. You don't have to be an artist. Take a look at the example paper I have decorated below and be inspired to design and make your own


Personalized Initial Confetti Gift Wrap Paper - ready to gift

Personalized Initial Confetti Gift Wrap PaperThis is a cute way of gift wrapping by adding a personalized touch with the recipient's initial, while also repurposing any packaging supplies you may have (from online orders, store purchases, etc).


Upcycled Food Box Gift Bag

Upcycled Food Box Gift BagDon't throw away your cardboard food boxes. Turn them into gift bags in a few simple steps!


closeup of the gift wrap

Colorful Children's Birthday Gift WrapTurn unprinted newsprint paper into gift wrap for your children's gifts. This is such a fun project, there is no right or wrong! The kids can even help to make their own gift wrap and use it to cover birthday gifts for their friends.


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