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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Turn L.O.L Doll Packaging Into Christmas Ornaments
L.O.L Surprise Dolls, those small, extremely fashionable, almost too small to be cute; dolls. Their shoes will make you have to vacuum with your reading glasses on. lol
They are very adorable with their small size and very detailed accessories. After all, they should be detailed, if they are that small and the price tag is the size it is!
Whether the miniture dolls and their details cost that much, or their packaging I haven’t figured it out yet. Either way, we can’t ignore that they come with some major baggage!
Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle
As hardworking adults it is hard to see such little toys come out of so much packaging and price tag!
Well, we may not be able to do much about the toys inside and the pricetag, but we can still help to save mother earth! By finding ways to reuse these capsules.
I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with repurpose and/or upcycle projects for the L.O.L Balls and Capsules.
If you are not familiar with L.O.L Doll’s. They are packaged in a super strong plastic ball. If not a ball, in capsule, cylinder or some other enclosing shape.
They Containers are very durable and they snap together well, once you line up the notches.They are great storage for the dolls themselves and their accessories.
However, once you have collected, let’s say three L.O.L Surprise capsules. Then the containers become a problem because everything doesn’t fit in one and you want to have all the accessories together to pick the perfect outfit! 🙂
Then you’ve got really strong, girly color, oddly shaped containers. Floating around your house like last year’s Easter eggs.
The Simple Solution
I’ve been keeping my eye out for a spark of creativity, for repurposing the L.O.L containers. It turns out I didn’t have to think so hard. The plastic spheres with a handle are perfect just the way they are (almost)!!
As Christmas Ornaments!
Pretty much all you have to do, to turn these precious toys into ornaments, Is spray them with a layer of spray paint. Then thread ribbon, wire or, string through the hole in the ball. Just being careful not to scratch the paint if you are using wire.
The cut outs
The cutouts in the sides of the Surprise balls are perfect for personalizing the ornaments. You could have them fit in with your farmhouse Christmas style and add greenery, pine needles, or pine cones coming out of them.