Save Money on Gift Wrap and No Need For Boring Bows
Don’t waste any money this year on wrapping paper. Start saving all your brown paper bags and don’t buy any wrapping paper this year. A brown paper bag may not sound exciting when you think about it, but hopefully you will be after you see these 36 ways to wrap a gift with a brown paper bag.
Excited About Kraft Paper
Call if Kraft paper, call it brown paper, call it what you will, but let’s get excited about it!
For one it’s going to save you money on wrapping paper. Two it is practically a blank surface, just as white or black is, so everything goes with it. Three, there are endless possibilities. Four, you’re saving Mother Earth by recycling the bags. Five, you might even get some help wrapping this year if everyone can decorate their own packages. You won’t be tied down (lol), until the last minute wrapping presents and having to push through those last bows.
View the Gallery of 36 Ways to wrap a Gift with a Brown Paper Bag
View the gallery below to get your wheels turning. Save your favorite to Pinterest and save the pins (below the gallery) to reference later. I hope you enjoy out Christmas Kraft Wrapping Gallery (click pic. to enlarge), comment down below and let us know!
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Cutting The Bag
Here you can see how I cut the paper bag. I pretty much cut every bag the same and had no problem fitting any of my gifts. You’ll be surprised how big a brown paper bag is once you cut it open.
Crease the Edges
Another great quality of grocery bags for gift wrap is the durability. In fact sometimes when you’re wrapping with it your fold and will get pretty tough to work with and start fighting the tape. When this happens just run your clean fingers and even nails along the edges and creases. Pressing firmly, but not to firmly, as to damage your present.
Creating a sort of permanent press on the fold and making the paper easier to work with. It also cleans it up and make it look neater. Just make sure your hands are clean or else the firm pressure with leave all your finger residue and even ink smeared along the present.
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An Honest Review of The toys on This Years Christmas Gift Lists
This is an a review and list of recommendations of our favorite toys, from the three big store’s Holiday Catalogs and Wishbook. Our family loves toys and we are grateful for everyone of them. As we know some toys are more entertaining than others. After working so hard all year you want to make sure the toys you choose to spend your Holiday money on, are well worth every penny. That is why CandyToyBox had made this review and list of recommendations.
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There are diecast Paw Patrol cars. I love them them because at the end of the day when our kids are grown up the girls will probably keep their barbies and the boys will probably keep their Hot Wheels. Having the diecast paw patrol cars means you can keep them too, right along with your hot wheels!
This is a must if you little princess love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Minnie has cute and the small friends that go with this hotel are great too, You will definitely get your money’s worth out of it, for a couple years. (assuming they are not too old now)
You’ve got to love Batman! This year he has a Remote Control Batmobile that launches him as well. Our Favorite is Batman’s Lair. He has been need of a new Batcave and this year there are a few to choose from.
Great Sets! They are Fun to build and to play with! Very Detail characters and accessories. If You Love The Lego Dinosaurs as much as my son then you will want to check out lego dinosaurs on amazon. you can buy just the dinos in all different types. They are not Lego brand, but they are great for building dinos.
This LEGO 3 in 1 Dinosaur is pretty cool. All three dinosaurs can be made from the same parts. I’ve taken apart and built all three dinosaurs many times. They are fun to build and fun to play with after. We like to search for the same pieces and change them out with different color. Just keep the pieces together and you will have no problem building them into another dinosaur.
Playmobil has some really good play sets! All of their playsets and figurines are well made. Strong, sturdy pieces that snap together well and keep their place.
Some sets can be expensive, especially when they are large or new, but the quality of the toys make up for it. You can sometimes find the Playmobil blind bags on sale for as little as a dollar. Places like Marshalls, Home Goods, and Big Lots will have them.
Sometimes the figures are a little tricky to put together. Younger kids will need assistance putting the blind bag figures together until they learn to line up the notches. Parents will appreciate the quality of Playmobil.
Hot Wheels, they are Timeless! One thing about Hot Wheels, they are a toy that everyone can relate to and can be played at any age. It’s one toy kids will play with until they have a car of their own! Even Play, Race, and Build HOT WHEELS Tracks as a family! HOT WHEELS are always a great idea!
Basic HOT WHEELS Cars You can find basic hot wheels everywhere, from Walmart to the Grocery Store, Gas Station, and Tractor Supply. They are always a good stocking stuffer for boys. My daughter loves when we find a pink HOT WHEELS car for her. I always looked for my dream car as a teenager! lol. they are good for all ages.
Straight HOT WHEEL track pieces with a connector, so they never run out out of track. Perfect stocking stuffer! Being long and thin, it fits easily in the stocking, and adds great presentation in a HOT WHEELS gift basket.
I know from experience they sell out quickly. At Walmart they are only sold in stores, at Target you can order them online.
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!! The grandma that buys this toy for their grandbaby wins! Each year Fisher Price has a toy with cars and the Little People, My children both had one and they loved them. Actually, take that back, we still love one of them. My four and a half year old son still plays with it, with his hot wheels and other cars. You will definitely get an adorable reaction and your money’s worth out of this toy!
A very cool, very intelligent interactive learning toy. Great for at home learning, BUT It doesn’t work nor fit with your case on the iPad!! The slim waterproof or silicone cases do not fit.
I recommend if you want your child to actually use the toy/learning tool constantly , I recommend downloading the apps and setting it up to use on a different ipad. Not on your child’s ipad to where you would have to take the case on and off multiple times. You have to download an app for each different Osmo activity bundle.
The Starter Kits range from $70 to $100 There are four to choose from
Each starter kit has its own interactive accessories with that app and the white Osmo Pad.
The kids always play with the peppa Pig toys. They don’t always play with Peppa and the other characters., now that they’re getting older. They do however play with the house and all the furniture with just about everything that fits. We even have the smaller house too, the one that folds. So I know they will love this one!
Peppa’s Fancy House will give that WOW! factor when they open it. You will definitely get your money’s worth out of it.
The furniture is well made and fits in each room of the house. My kids actually use they furniture for all kinds of small friends, even barbies and L.O.L’s.
All Peppa Pig playsets and houses are great something about the simplicity of the show keeps the kids entertained. From 6 months to around 6 years old, you will definitely catch their attention.
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A great way to satisfy your kids’ need for slime making without the risky recipe! Just Mix in fun items! The slime is already made your kiddos can just use the decorative add-ins to make it their own. Great for Party favors and group activities too! on Amazon this set is $25
If Play-doh being messy is a problem for you, then this Play-doh Play n’ Store table may help out. With built in molds on the lids, there are two storage compartments for kids to store their play-doh and tools. This is also a great toy for grandma’s house with its self contained storage. It is also a good set for kids just starting out with play-doh. The cookie cutters are easy for the little ones and you can even review some shapes and animals while you play! This set on amazon is $38
Honestly all Play-doh sets are great, but this on particularly gets the most use. My kids lode making the little teeth molds and rolling our colorful brackets to put on like braces. The little drill requires two AA batteries. Then your little dentist can fix his teeth right up! Your kids will enjoy this set and if they siblings you might even find them working together with this one!
This is an interactive set with lights and sound. I would categorize this as a STEM toy. The interactive play involves figuring out how to make the connections. A great Learning toy, though pricey if they don’t want to commit to an ongoing collection of expansion packs. You must have the starter pack which runs about $60. Then each expansion packs are $30 to $100 each. The Interactive Super Mario Collection is almost a game console on its own.
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