Wrapping Presents when you don't have Wrapping Paper
If you have a decent stash of crating materials, you have a decent chance of having enough "stuff" to forgo traditional wrapping paper altogether. This year, my boxes held a bunch of basic tissue paper, some nice ribbons and fabric. The addition of a few toppers and garlands and I didn't have to make a wrapping paper run - chewWAwa!
I wanted to do most of my wrapping this year with fabric as it is not wasted after unwrapping and still looks pretty. However, I had to compromise because my husband reminded me how much the kiddos love ripping into presents. He was totally right, so all of the little presents got tissue paper while larger presents and mommy and daddy presents got fabric wrappings.
I get my fabrics from the remnant sections at IKEA, Hancok fabrics, Jo-anns and most often - WalMart. Yes, most of my material comes from WalMart :) They typically seem to have more remnant pieces and larger pieces than the other stores. I can often find 1-2 yard pieces which are large enough for pillows and kid blankets. Whenever I am in the store I check for remnants and pick up any pretty prints, good sized flannels and fleece and scraps of anything really beautiful. I will also pick up the $1 bags of scraps with ribbons, fringe etc. even if I don't have a project in mind for them quite yet. Here are a few of my Walmart remnant scores used in my holiday wrappings!
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