A trip to your local craft supply or stationery store for fun gift wrap can be inspiring, but pricey. Keep a little cash in your pockets by stocking up on crafty odds and ends throughout the year at your favorite thrift shop — when it comes time to wrap, you're ready to roll.
You can usually find Ric-Rac, vintage trims, and ribbons bundled in bulk bags that are a steal of a deal when compared to the original new/in-store price tags. They are a fun touch of whimsy and unlike paper ribbons that usually tear when pulled off a box, can be used again and again. I scored the lot above for just $1.5o!
Twenty years ago this gaudy "Crown Jewels" patch was bound for a blazer or the back pocket of acid washed jeans, but I saw the Maltese Cross motif and knew it could be a fashionable addition atop a package for my most fashionable friend.
Offset ribbons, texture, and color make the perfect combo for fun and unique gift wrap. Keep an eye out for these types of items in craft bins at thrift shops.
Think about using vintage scarfs, fabric remnants, or craft felt to wrap and secure fragile items inside gift boxes. These items are reusable, easy on the eyes, and can usually be purchased for less than the price of tissue paper!
What are your thrifty gift wrap go-to's?