I am the sort of person that is always storing up odd and ends and swearing I am going to use them later for some purpose and then when I am do am immensely chuffed with myself and Mr. H gets to hear about it for at least a week!
O also I am really cheap so that is another reason that upcycling things like packing paper that I did not pay for makes me so very very happy.
So this year I gave myself the mission of wrapping all of Mr. H’s Christmas presents with things I already had rather than buying wrapping paper.
From the front left I used:
Gift bag I cut open
Amazon packing paper, rubber stamps from college, and ribbon I bought two summer ago
Gold tissue paper I bought sometime before our move in 2011, red ribbon that was the gift bag handle
Brown packing paper also from an Amazon order, same old ribbon
Red tissue paper I found in the gift bag, the candy can I glued on which was an old gift tag
Another thing that I like to do is make the gift giving a bit more fun and silly is instead of putting just putting Mr. H’s name on the presents I like to put some of his nicknames. This one DJ Fan Man is really dorky and has a very long backstory I will not bore you with but it will make Mr. H laugh which is what I was going for!
I also like to deter him from figuring out what is what so I will do things like put a small present in a big box or like that package in gold is a book which I wrapped in big bubble wrap that was from a glass my grandparents sent so all wrapped up it looks more like a shirt than a book!
What do you think would you reuse materials to wrap presents?