Use Reusable Gift Wrap

Here's a gift wrap idea for you. Years ago when my church gave a baby shower for a young woman in dire straits, I was helping an older lady pick up the gift wrap and get it ready to be tossed. I was middle aged at the time and she was probably the age I am now. After we filled up 2 toilet paper cartons, we both declared we would never spend another nickel on gift wrap.

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On a few occasions, I have used the gift bags which I recycle. Mostly, if I am going to a wedding shower, I wrap it either in kitchen or bath towels and use a tuffy scrubber for a bow. Everyone needs safety pins so you can use those to secure it instead of scotch tape. For a baby shower, use a crib sheet or blanket and a rattle or small toy for the bow. You can use diaper pins instead of scotch tape to hold everything in place. All of it is usable and nothing will be thrown away.

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October 13, 20070 found this helpful

What a good idea. You could also go to Goodwill and get a nice, reusable basket for a few dollars.

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By Lisa from Lena, WI (Guest Post)
October 15, 20070 found this helpful

This is a great idea. I am still using the 'wrap' from a wedding gift 11 years ago.

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It is a very pretty flour sack-type kitchen towel.

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