Every now and then, I have the sudden realisation of something that I will need to buy second-hand this year that actually might be quite tricky. One of these is wrapping paper.....
Now, I have been known to make my own w-p; this Christmas I simply printed my own directly from my printer using a sheet music of a christmas carol.
And, I know I could carefully unwrap every gift I get from now on, iron the paper and re-use it, but quite frankly I think this makes gifts look a bit shoddy. And if I have to buy second hand and make gifts this year, I should at least make them look exciting and enticing from the get-go (although maybe crinkled, re-used paper will keep their expectations low.... hmmm). But sometimes I just want the convenience of a roll of wrapping paper to just wrap something up on the hoof.
Low and behold, the fairies* of second-hand shopping have come up trumps and have solved my second-hand wrapping dilemma; in a local charity shop, I found this huge roll of beautiful wallpaper:
I love the geometric flower design- perfect for presents for men, women and children- just ready to be dressed up with a bit of ribbon...... doh! The hunt for ribbon second hand starts now.
What are your ideas, Dear Reader for second-hand or handmade gift wrapping?
Love Alice xx
*maybe I do believe in Fairies