Sunday, December 20, 2009

FREE wrapping paper and basket filler!

I have posted this previously, but with Christmas right around the corner, I thought I should post about it again. If you are a couponer, then hopefully you are getting a multiple newspaper subscription, right?? Well, hopefully you also save your comics each week! If you do, then you are in for some super cheap wrapping paper and basket filler! Both of these are actually courtesy of my husband! Yep, they were totally his idea and I LOVE them!

The first idea is simply to use the comics as wrapping paper! This is great for kids and adults alike! It is fun, festive, and FREE! You can even dress it up a bit with some ribbon and a cute tag to make it look a little better. Here is one of the gifts I wrapped for this year...

Also, as I'm sure is the case with many of you, I have decided to make gift baskets for almost everyone this year, filled with lots of goodies that I have gotten free or super cheap over the last few months since couponing. As I am sitting and making my baskets today, I needed some filler for all of those baskets. Now, granted, you can find relatively inexpensive paper shreds or basket filler at the dollar store or at some craft stores, but what about FREE filler? I am all for it! All you have to do is send your comic sheets through the shredder! I then take them and use it to fill my gift baskets! It's colorful, looks great, and is, again, FREE!

Now, I know my particular basket is not that beautiful...I am NOT crafty at all when it comes to wrapping and packaging stuff, but I'm sure you could make it look even better. :)

Just thought I'd pass this along in case anyone needed some wrapping paper and basket filler!


  1. i think they are super cute! and great ideas!!

  2. I had a hard time envisioning it when you first mentioned it, but I think its way cute!

  3. Great idea!!! They both look great!

  4. Thanks for sharing Ali! If I get time to post this can I use your image?
    Of course we would post a live link back to you.



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