I have really great wrapping paper delivered to my door step 6 days a week. It’s called the Vancouver Sun. Newspaper makes fantastic wrapping paper because of its size – especially if you read a broad sheet like we do.
You can either choose pages that have colour photos on them – like this package, which is from the movie review section, for my son – or you can choose colour comic pages, which have lots of colour to them. Even straight black and white type can be interesting if you fold it creatively or if you use coloured ribbon to accent it. The beautiful thing about using newspaper as wrapping paper is that it’s completely recyclable, which some of the glossy, store bought wrapping paper is not.
Last year, when I was a sponsor for our youth group at church, we had a Christmas party and gave inexpensive gifts to each other. Some of the best wrapping I saw was using an old vinyl record sleeve as a package and the girl who won the prize for “best wrapped gift” used live greenery to decorate her brown-paper wrapped box.
What are some other thrift-hearted ideas for gift wrap?