Holiday Thrift (Gift) Wrap

Holiday Thrift (Gift) Wrap
Photo: Cyndi Coon

Wrapping paper is over-rated -- why not use part of the gift as part of the wrap and waste no space, time or money on something that'll end up in the trash?


Instead of using paper this year, check out a few thrift stores and yard sales for artsy scarves, which can serve as both the wrap and the bow.

Learn how to use vintage scarves as wrapping paper after the jump.

MATERIALS:
Vintage or previously owned Scarves


METHOD:
1. Ready your gift - it does not have to be in a gift box a loose gift works too.

Holiday Thrift (Gift) Wrap
Photo: Cyndi Coon


2. Lay the gift on top of the stretched out scarf.

Holiday Thrift (Gift) Wrap
Photo: Cyndi Coon


3. Pull the sides of the scarf up and gather them at the top.

Holiday Thrift (Gift) Wrap
Photo: Cyndi Coon


4. Pull the loose ends into the area where you want to close the gift.
5. Take another scarf and fold it in half to make a triangle.

Holiday Thrift (Gift) Wrap
Photo: Cyndi Coon


6. Then keep folding it on to itself until you have a long, ribbon like piece of fabric.

Holiday Thrift (Gift) Wrap
Photo: Cyndi Coon


7. Wrap this second scarf around the closing area of the gift. Tie in a knot and then a bow if long enough.

Holiday Thrift (Gift) Wrap
Photo: Cyndi Coon


Give your gift with pride and pleasure! Congrats you thrifty gifter!

Holiday Thrift (Gift) Wrap
Photo: Cyndi Coon
Holiday Thrift (Gift) Wrap
Photo: Cyndi Coon

NOTE: If your gift is larger than a standard scarf, get out your sewing machine and sew several scarves together to make a larger square or rectangle.


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