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A pile of cut up Christmas cards

Recycling Christmas CardsWhat do you do with your Christmas cards? I decided to recycle mine! I took all my cards and turned them into Christmas gift cards for next year!


A colorful cheetah gift tag.

Christmas Rainbow Cheetah Gift TagHave your kids help partake in Christmas wrapping! They could design cute little gift tags or make as a flat homemade card. This is a cheetah my daughter designed.


A gift bag with a tag written with a dry erase marker.

Gift Tag DilemmaWe re-use our gift bags which is not unusual. But since we can't "re-use" the tag and using the sticky tags to put on a gift bag ruins the bag, I came up with this solution. I purchased from the dollar store some dry erase labels. Now I can leave the labels on the gift bag and erase them each time I use the gift bag.


Homemade Printed Tissue Paper - closeup of tree paper

Homemade Printed Tissue PaperWith just a few supplies, a computer, and a printer it is super easy to make small pieces of custom tissue paper for the holidays!


A bear inside an oven mitt with a red and snowflake pattern.

Using Seasonal Oven Mitts as Christmas StockingsSeasonal oven mitts can often be purchased inexpensively at discount stores or on sale. They can then be used as special Christmas gift stockings. This is a page about using seasonal oven mitts as Christmas stockings.


Fabric Christmas Bags in back car seat

Using Fabric Christmas Bags for Green Gift WrappingWrap presents so the packaging is a gift as well. This is a page about using fabric Christmas bags for green gift wrapping.



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Reusing Bows on Christmas GiftsThis is a page about reusing bows on Christmas gifts. The stick on bows used on many Christmas gifts, if attached a bit differently, can be removed and reused.


Assign Each Family Member a Wrapping Paper

Assign Each Family Member a Wrapping...I love to buy wrapping paper at Costco. Their wrapping paper is super heavy and there is a ton of paper on each roll. The other neat part about their paper, is that it's double sided! This year I decided to wrap each person's presents with a specific wrapping paper.


A woman wrapping Christmas gifts.

Christmas Gift Wrapping TipsThis is a page about Christmas gift wrapping tips. One of the most cherished traditions of Christmas is to beautifully wrap gifts for others admire under the tree. Save money while still making your gifts look fabulous with these frugal gift wrapping ideas.


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Storing Christmas BowsBefore you even think about putting those lovely handmade bows away, save up old tissue paper or Christmas wrap to put inside each bow loop so it will hold it's shape and be ready for reuse next Christmas.


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Hide Gifts in Popcorn Ball OrnamentsFor a good, old-fashioned Christmas surprise, wrap some tiny gifts in wax paper and conceal them inside popcorn balls. Hang the balls from your Christmas tree.


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Use Hair Scrunchies as Christmas BowsI am not using ribbon, paper, or any other kind of bows this year on my packages going to girls with long hair. I am going to buy those little fabric scrunchies and make a bow out of them. This way the bow is not just decorative, but useful.


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Wrap Each Child's Presents in a Different ColorWhen my children were younger, I would wrap each child's presents in a single color of paper. This really cut down on fighting over which present belonged to which child. Just make sure the colors are distinctly different.


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Tins for GiftsI was just going through my Christmas storage area, getting out my tins that I purchase through out the year at sales. I have picked up many beautiful tins for under a dollar each that will hold baked cookies and treats for neighbors and friends.


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One Color for Each FamilyAt Christmas I use one color of wrapping paper for each family. Example my brothers family gifts I give I will use blue paper and my sisters family gifts I give I will use red...


Card box guide.

Make Boxes from Christmas or Greeting...Make tiny gift boxes from Christmas or greeting cards.


Unique Gift Card or Cash Wrapping

Unique Gift Card or Cash WrappingTurn an old book into a box to hold a gift card or cash gift.


Make Your Own Gift Bags

Make Your Own Gift BagsCut out template and trace onto decorative paper. Make folds and score with a bone folder. To assemble bottom, fold short flaps, then the long flaps.


Make a Curly Ribbon Cascade

Make a Curly Ribbon CascadeDon't spend money on those fancy curly ribbon cascades. Make your own!


Fabric Wrapping Paper - variety of gifts wrapped in red stretch velvet with green bows

Fabric Wrapping PaperFabric is a great reusable wrapping paper solution. It is a sustainable and thrifty gift wrap choice. You have to spend a little more up front, but as long as you get most of the wrapping fabric back, you can continue to reuse it for years to come.


Homemade Printed Tissue Paper - closeup of tree paper

Homemade Printed Tissue PaperWith just a few supplies, a computer, and a printer it is super easy to make small pieces of custom tissue paper for the holidays!



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Packaging Ideas for Cookie Exchange?I host a cookie exchange every Christmas season and part of our fun is the way we package our cookies. We must come up with some cookie and packaging combo related to Christmas music, angles singing, or a choir. Any suggestions?


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Gift Wrapping Makeup Palette Advice?I am giving a large 88 shades makeup palette to my niece for Christmas. What is the best way to wrap the palette so the makeup won't break. Should I wrap it in bubble wrap first and then wrap it in Christmas paper? Or maybe write "handle with care" somewhere on the paper? Any suggestions?


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Christmas Gift Ideas for Boyfriend?I've been with my 16 year old boyfriend for almost 2 years. I really don't know what to get him for Christmas! Last year I got him a Christmas jumper and a photo of us.


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