039 One thing that I LOVE to use instead of gift wrap is paper table cloths. 

Not only can you cut them to any size you need – from small gifts to odd shaped gifts to large gifts, but the paper has a fabulous texture and feel.

I really love that if you have a slightly larger gift you don’t have to tape pieces of paper together because these rolls are so much wider than a standard wrapping paper roll.

I don’t usually use tape on these, that way the recipient can re-use it if they like. Instead,  I use ribbons (knitted or fabric) to hold the wrap together around the parcel. 

It also looks lovely to line gift baskets with instead of wads of tissue paper packed under gifts.  Use pattern-edge scissors to make a beautiful edge around the paper before placing it into the gift basket.

These rolls I purchased from Ikea today for $3.99 each and they are 1.2 x 6 m each.

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Shannon May 28, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Brilliant! I saw these at IKEA about a week ago…never would have thought of using them for gift wrap! Thanks for the great idea 🙂

Andrea May 28, 2009 - 5:00 pm

I must go to Ikea…what a clever idea.

Sharlene May 28, 2009 - 5:00 pm

You cheeky and clever momma!

michelle May 28, 2009 - 5:00 pm

That is a fabulous idea!

John Deere Mom May 29, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Who knew?! Thanks for the great tip!


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