Monday, December 8, 2014

Wrap It! Gorgeous, Quick, Easy, Frugal Gift-Wrapping Ideas

Momma taught this girl how to get a good bargain.  After-Christmas sales are my jam.  When Jeremy and I were engaged, I hit those sales so hard.  Decorating for the following Christmas was like Christmas all over again.  Wrapping paper is always bought at those sales; I've never paid more than a dollar for a roll.  It doesn't get cheaper than that unless it's free.  This year, I'm wrapping for free and skipping those sales (except for a few colorful rolls the kids picked out and neeeeeded).

There are so many gorgeous ideas on Pinterest.  Knitted ribbons and bows?  Yes.  Mini, handmade wreaths as a present-topper?  All over it.  Except time?  Not enough.  So here is a collection of wrapping ideas that are quick, natural, free (or almost free, depending on what you have in your home), earthy, and beautiful.

Remember those candied orange disks from the Nature Nook?  They keep coming back because I'm crushing so hard on them this year.  They last all through autumn and winter and found their way in wreaths, fresh garlands, food garnishes, and now gifts.  Click here to see how they're made.

I'm always looking for more creative ideas. Share how you are decking the halls by using the hashtag #rlovechristmas on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; I'd love to see!


  1. I'm like you. I always save the brown paper that comes in any box- or even the brown paper they wrap my breakable stuff from the thrift store with! Then I use twine and greenery from outside. It's so pretty and free!

  2. Do you just dehydrate the oranges?

  3. Instructions can be found here:
    Have fun! :)

  4. Thanks for the top on the builders paper! Had no idea :)

  5. Haha! Gotta love auto correct! ;) You're so welcome! We are having a lot of fun with that paper this year.


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