It's that time of the year, again.
You know, when you're rushing around like a crazy person trying to find the perfect gif for your partner and mother and that person you really don't like at work but you still have to get a gift for. The time of year where, once we've finally got all our gifts purchased (at 8pm of Christmas Eve), we have a mental blank and forget how to wrap presents in a pretty way.
When that happens, we give up all hope and the wrapping looks like a five year old has sticky taped it all up.
Well, there's a way to fix this and it means you will no longer have to fork out money on over-priced wrapping paper or destroy the environment...
Instead of buying paper to wrap the gift, which is then to be thrown away, you can purchase items to 'wrap' the present in that also act as part of the present!
Or things that are laying around your house and will save your hard earned moolah!
Here are some simple ways to be super creative this Christmas!
1. Snug In A Rug
We've been eyeing on this amazing cord rug for a while now and we're sure some of you have been too.
Tbh they are way too expensive but you can find cheaper alternatives online that you can use to wrap your gift in!
2. Fabric Is Your Friend
You know that old dress and curtain you have stashed away that looks fugly on but has the coolest pattern?
Why not rip it up and use it as your new wrapping paper alternative! Placing your gift on the centre of a square piece, folding up the corners and tying it with ribbon would look elegant and simple!
Just don't go ripping up stuff you'll actually wear or that you could re-gift...
3. Out Of Print, But Not Out Of Fashion
If you've got a stack of old magazines hidden away in a corner because you think one day they'll come in handy, well today is that day!
For smaller gifts, just rip out some colourful and interesting pages and wrap away!
4. A Dose Of News
All the newspapers you've bought on a Sunday will now be useful, other than for keeping you in the loop!
Your gift may look like its something you've had packed away from when you've moved, but hey, that's vintage isn't it?
Plus, your friend can get a little extra reading in...
5. Keep Tabs On What's What
You really don't want to forget which present you have wrapped is for, so if you want to create some groovy gift tags make them yourself!
Cutting up some cardboard in Christmas patterns should do the trick.
Otherwise why not recycle some old playing cards?
We all may be a bit fearful of the year drawing to a close, but we hope this Christmas brings you all closer together.
Of course, we've been more nice than naughty... so no coal for us...
Image Credit: New Line Cinema.
Blog Inspiration: Mamamia.