Faster. Simpler. Cheaper.
These have been my goals when trying to come up with wrapping and gift ideas.
I looked outside to see if there was something I could use and there was only one thing that has survived my black thumb: the herbs.
I cut some clippings of rosemary, thyme, and oregano. They look plain, but mmmmmmm…they sure do smell good.
I gathered some brown shipping paper and some white paper doilies from Wal-Mart that I got for $1.
A few other odds and ends were used, too, but I tried to use as few items as possible and only stuff I already had.
Here are 8 ideas for simple wrapping and gifts:
Idea #1 -Fold doily into a cone and stuff with herbs. Tie with jute.
They get the gift plus some seasoning for their next chicken dish.
Idea #2 - (should’ve been #1) Just put the doily on top and tie with some twine.
Idea #3 – Folding up the herbs in a doily like a burrito (this post is making me hungry). Tie with jute and a tag.
Idea #4 - Use the doily by itself to make a gift bouquet.
Idea #5 - Fold the doily in half, and fold the sides under slightly to make a pocket for herbs. Tie with jute.
Idea #6 - Make a cone with a paper roll, cover it with a half-doily to make mini herb bouquet.
Staple at the bottom to hold cone shape.
Idea #7 - Make a doily cone and press it flat, with just a few herbs tucked in.
Idea #8 - Don’t have the doilies? Tuck in some longer clippings of herbs, tie with jute and a white tag.
Hope these ideas inspire you to wrap simply and save some serious moolah.
And I hope you enjoy this music from the Great Depression, which seems all too appropriate in the after-math of tax day.
Up next, I’m going to post some lost photos that I rescued from Picnik before it closed last week.
Have a great week and thanks for visiting!