I recently attempted to clear out my bookshelves.
I couldn’t bring myself to even throw out the most tattered, most battered of my books.
So I simply transferred them to my gift-wrapping cupboard.
Hoarder or Genius?
Here are some of my re-purposed books in gift-wrap form.
In aforementioned gift-wrapping cupboard, I also collect random scraps of paper that I come across.
I use that whole “saving-it-for-a-special-occasion” justification. (My husband nods and smiles, groans inwardly and then turns away and rolls his eyes.)
And when I can’t find that perfect piece of paper to complete a wrapping job, I turn to my friend Pinterest and print off some free coolness.
You can get these fun, animal gift tags here.
There are some more gift-wrapping ideas here.
How’s your Christmas present shopping coming along?
What’s on your wishlist this Festive Season?
(Or are you hiding under a rock and not thinking about Christmas until December?)
Oooo I love the idea of printing off the free coolness! They look great.
Free coolness is the best kind of coolness!
The very best kind! Haha.
Lovely idea, they look so sweet. Sometimes I’ll use old book pages for envelopes for invites (if the party is themed). Christmas shopping… hahahaha haven’t started or given it a thought, we are still getting over Birthdays in our house.. the 5yr old is next.
How do the North Americans fit in Halloween and Thanksgiving before Christmas as well?!? Happy birthday to the next PMB kiddy! xx
Yay – there’s a part 2!! Using pictures from books is a fantastic idea. Eye spy one of my faves Harry the dirty dog in there!
I could never bring myself to turf Harry. So he gets repurposed!
I spy with my little eye a dog beginning with “H”! I love the idea of using old books, in fact, I love all these ideas. Now all I have to do is channel my inner crafter!
Good eye, Sammie! He’s definitely a literary canine all-star.
Get yo’ craft on, lady xx
What a clever recycling idea! For Christmas I already have about 5 left over rolls of beautiful paper from last year! But I’ll definitely be using your creative wrapping ideas for birthday presents!
Left over paper means that you can pretend to be SUPER organised, Ingrid. Well-played! (I usually get fed up with tripping over the rolls of excess Chrissy paper, store it somewhere “safe” and subsequently forget that I ever stored it. Then I find it in February.)
I love those elephant and giraffe printable a, must download a few of those and have them ready, thanks for sharing x
Always good to have these things in stock! I love a free printable!
I love the printables too.