Wrapping paper can be very expensive, if you buy it at your favorite gift store. But there are ways to make cheap wrapping paper.
Two of the cheapest papers, you can buy, are brown craft paper, and white butcher wrap (paper). They both come in wide rolls. They are both fairly inexpensive.
With both the craft paper and the butcher wrap, just wrapping a gift in the plain paper would suffice. However, add some raffia ribbon, curling ribbon, or pretty fabric ribbon, and you have a beautiful package.
Children could also draw or paint on the paper, and then the paper could be used to wrap “Gramma’s gift”.
Use stamps, and stamp your favorite designs on the paper
Another cheap wrapping paper, is newspaper. Using the comic section, would make for a colorful present. Or use the black and white pages, for a different look.
If you have a large. leftover roll from seasons past, reverse the paper and use the white side. Packages wrapped in white, and complimented with a pretty ribbon and bow, can be quite elegant.
When working with white paper, clean your wrapping area prior to wrapping, to ensure the paper stays clean.
It’s not always necessary to spend a lot of money in order to wrap a gift. Look around you, the possibilities are endless.
Do you have another idea for cheap wrapping paper, leave a comment, and share your idea.
UPDATE: For inexpensive gift ideas, see: 22 Cheap Holiday Gift Ideas