I am really trying to get ahead of the game this year and get my Christmas shopping done. Why? Let me tell you. Last year I waited until the last minute and then thought it would be a good idea to take Sawyer with me to the mall on December 22nd at about 5:00 at night. (shudder) It was terrifying.
This year I am trying to shop online and ahead of time so that I don't end up at Walgreens on Christmas Eve doing my shopping from that classy gift card rack next to the shelf of Snuggies and Shake Weights. Because goodness knows I will not be at the mall the week before Christmas.
Enough about the gift buying. The really fun part is wrapping.
This year I am keeping it simple with brown paper and colorful yarn. I got a roll of brown paper from the office supply section of Target (it's with the mailing stuff.) For about $5.00, I have enough to wrap all of our presents.
The yarn is from my stash. This is a great way to use up small bits of leftover yarn. I just made some pom poms and simple bows.
No tags- I just write the name of the recipient on the back of the package. Simple.
The best part about this method of wrapping is that all my presents under the tree will match. Add any color of yarn, and the pile of gifts under the tree looks cohesive and pretty.
Plus, it's cheap. $5.00 to wrap everything? I'll take it. More money to spend on the good stuff.
So, I have three presents. Many more to go.