Planning on making homemade goodies as gifts for Christmas? Now’s the time to think about how those goodies will be wrapped, or not. If you’ve been shopping for supplies all year, including hitting the post-holiday sales, then you’re pretty much set. If not, you don’t want to spend a fortune on wrapping your handmade quick breads, and you still want them to look nice.
Supplies for festive, frugal containers can be found in a variety of places. Exercise your creativity by looking beyond the seasonal section. Maybe you can grab a hurricane vase from the flower display section and fill it with chocolate chip cookies, wrap it in tulle from the wedding section, and tie it with holiday ribbon. Add on a glittery Letter ornament, and voila, a unique hostess gift!
I made this teacher gift one year from a tin I found at Michael’s Craft store, along with silk flowers from the dollar bins at the same store, and a label I created and printed at home.
Resources for Frugal Gift Wrapping
Dollar Bins at Target and Michael’s
Individual Letter Ornaments
Holiday Cookie Tins
Mini Loaf Pans
Holiday-themed Plates and Platters
Solid-colored Plates, Mugs, and Bowls
Silverplate Platters and Containers
Craft Shops/Sewing Stores
Mini Loaf pans for about $2, or less if on sale
Wired Ribbons, best for bows
Rick Rack, also good for decorating gifts
Cardboard Boxes to be decorated
Holiday-themed foam decorations with sticky backs
Colored plastic wrap