I was at the store this morning and my mind was BLOWN on how expensive wrapping paper is.
What the heck, Wrapping Paper?! It's the holidays!
I was lamenting on having to buy rolls of paper that were too expensive and had barely any actual wrapping upon the tubing, when Chica gave me the greatest idea ever:
Let's make our own wrapping paper!
That's when I realized I gave birth to a genius.
This may be a no-brainer idea, but it had never occurred to me before. And it's SO EASY. And super personal!
We always have rolls of easel paper (like this - which can be found at Bed Bath & Beyond or Toys R Us) because the girls have one of those play 2-sided easels. The rolls that attach to the drawing side of the easel are just under $8 (without a coupon - which I'm sure you could obtain). That may seem expensive, but when you consider that it holds probably 1,000 times more paper than the flimsy $4 rolls of wrapping paper at the store, you are getting serious bang for your buck.
I'm convinced that there is enough paper on one of those things to wrap a refrigerator. NO LIE.
Here's a quick how-to:
|Take the roll of paper|
|And a bunch of coloring implements|
|Cut the paper to the size of the gift, or just let the kiddos|
color as much of the roll as they'd like (for future use).
|Wrap that gift and stick it under the tree!|
I can't imagine a more meaningful way to wrap and present a gift :) Heck - have them decorate an entire roll and give the wrapping paper as a gift!
I'd love to see how YOUR homemade wrapping paper turns out - so leave a comment and share pictures!