You forgot to pick up a roll of snowflake-covered paper. Again. Not to worry: we’ve got you (and the environment) covered. Here are three common household items that double as gift trimmings.
Extra Tote Bags
Repurpose one of yours as a gift bag. Then toss the actual present inside and cover with tinsel. A gift in a gift? You’re too kind.
Spare Tea Towels
Have an extra (fancy) towel? It’s perfect for wrapping a beverage. Lay the towel flat and stand the bottle up in the center. Now draw all the ends up and secure with an elastic band. Bonus points for adorning the top with an ornament.
In the age of GPS, you don’t need them anyway. Fashion the maps like you would regular wrapping paper. Then take it to the next level by adding a vintage toy car.
By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer
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