We are in the thick of the holidays and I am enjoying every moment. We could use a little snow, but other than that, everything is right on schedule. I spent the weekend making Christmas cookies, which I’m sharing tomorrow, and wrapping presents!
Present wrapping is literally my favorite part of the whole season. I absolutely love spending time with each gift and making it as pretty as I humanly can. This year, I am trying to do my best to stay true to my colonial theme and I choose a really cute navy blue antler paper and a plaid with red, green, gold, and navy. I loved both of the papers, but at close to $9 per roll, I was going to make sure they could stretch as far as possible.
Early on in my wrapping, I would spend almost as much money on the paper, bows, and tags as I would on the gifts. Over the years, however, I’ve developed a system which saves a ton of money and makes the gifts just as beautiful.
Aside from the cost of tags and ribbon, nice paper also seems to cost a boatload. My beautiful $9 paper had just 3 yards on the roll, which is crazy! You can only get 3 gifts out of that! Although I obviously still buy the beautiful paper, I’ll share my secret for making it last.