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Chic and Cheap Gift Wrapping Ideas

3 Chic and Cheap Gift Wrapping Ideas

Here's a post from CasaSugar Community member simplysofie from the Su Casa group:

Kids dressed . . . check, you’re dressed . . . check, gifts?? It’s almost time to get in the car and uh oh, the present isn’t wrapped, and you forgot to buy wrapping supplies. Sound familiar? Well fear not! I have some tips to help out. Paper bags or shipping paper, yarn, string, and buttons are all the supplies you need.

Cut out snowflakes using catalog or magazine pages. I used an Art Center catalog, shipping paper, and yarn on this present. I found this tutorial for snowflakes on Martha Stewart.

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This festive string is called bakers string. I ordered mine from a cooking store. It comes on a huge spool that will last you for years and looks so cute with the brown paper. I added the button instead of a bow.


Yarn is a fun alternative to ribbon. You can get a ball or skein for under $5 that will wrap a boatload of presents! Yarn adds texture and warmth, and you can find it at craft, fabric, and Kmart stores. I made a bunch of pom poms while watching a movie so I have them on hand. Bella Dia offers an easy to follow pom pom tutorial. More tips to come next week!

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This is a great post - thank you! I'm going to try the yarn approach and the baker's string!
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