Cheap & Simple Gift Wrap For The Holidays

20 Dec

Most of you know that I’m crazy about Christmas. Any holiday, actually, but especially Christmas! I’ve also had a lot of free time lately which has translated into level 10 on the career track for all of my Sims, a plethora of baked goods in my kitchen, and a sudden enthusiasm for arts & crafts.

So when it came time to wrap Christmas presents, I decided to up the ante and let my craft flag fly. This is what I came up with:


Did I mention that I got everything I needed from Bi-Mart? This project can easily cost you less than $10 if you choose your supplies wisely!

  • 12 Mini ornaments: $2.99
  • 16 Gift tags: $4.99 (consider brown paper cutouts for a cheaper alternative)
  • Wrapping paper: $1.99 ea
  • Twine: $1.79 ea
  • Tape
  • Scissors


I picked a couple of different patterns that complement each other nicely so that the presents don’t all look the same:


There’s a lot of room to get creative when wrapping presents… you can use other small trinkets instead of ornaments (like little branches of mistletoe, twigs of rosemary or lavender, snowflake cutouts on heavy cardstock, etc.), and twine comes in a billion different colors. Just start by choosing your wrapping paper, and use it as  a guide for the rest of your supplies.


Look how pretty the gifts look under our tree!


Merry Christmas, everyone!


4 Responses to “Cheap & Simple Gift Wrap For The Holidays”

  1. Megan December 20, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    So cute!! I get my supplies from the Dollar Tree. So affordable! I opt for the simple and minimalist look. Very cute!!

    xo Megan,

    • wheresmypulse December 23, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

      Hi Megan! The Dollar Tree is probably a fantastic alternative… I happen to live right next door to Bi-Mart, so it’s a hop, skip & jump away! I love the minimalist look too. Don’t you just love how easy it is to make butcher paper look awesome?

  2. itsemmaelise December 23, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    Very cute! #HCXO


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