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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Creative Gift Wrap Idea | Family Economics

By Tori Tait


Gifting your loved ones with money or a gift card can sometimes feel very impersonal. However, if you put some thought into how you present your gift, it can make all the difference. Instead of just handing the recipient a card with some cash, consider taking a few moments to wrap the gift up in a unique and special way. To help spark your creativity, I’ve come up with this fun and simple giftwrapping idea your recipients are sure to love. The best part about this gift wrap idea is that it can be done with things you already have laying around the house!

creative gift wrap supplies 


Toilet paper roll (you can also cut a paper towel roll in half)
Tissue paper
Ribbon, yarn, or string
Paper and a hole punch
Pen or marker

wrapped gifts 


Place the gift inside of the toilet paper roll. Wrap the tissue paper around the roll, leaving about 2-3 inches overhang on each side. Gently pinch and twist the ends gathering the paper on each side and secure by tying the ribbon into a bow. On a piece of paper, write the recipient’s name. Punch a hole in the paper and attach to the gift using a small piece of string.

For additional gift wrapping tips, check out this post by fellow Blogger Panel Member, Cathe.

What other creative ways can you think of to gift money or a gift card? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments section below!

Photos courtesy of Tori Tait.

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