With all the birthday parties my tribe get invited to, we would be broke just buying the wrapping paper alone!
So our way to combat this unnecessary expense is to buy a bolt of white paper from the art store (or Ikea if we happen to be there) and make our own.
It allows my kids to do whatever they like, and personalise each present for their friends.
They love coming up with their own designs.
We also save on cards by simply writing on the present itself. (cause lets face it, cards are only there for the parents sake anyway, plus they're just another thing to end up in the bin)
Sometimes we use colour, paint, stamps, stickers, hama beads, ribbons, glue, even nature to decorate.........endless!
See, now doesn't that look better than any 'bought' paper ever could!
Do you make your own wrapping?
What other ideas do you do to save a buck?