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5 "Cheap O Chic" Cheap Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

Rebecca is a retired special education teacher, a freelance writer, and an avid recycler.


Pretty Packages Start at the Dollar Store

Who doesn't love the dollar stores like Dollar Tree and Dollar General? For twenty bucks, you can go on a true shopping spree. My daughter created these packages last year using plain wrapping paper embellished with items from dollar stores.

Her packages were so pretty they were like a gift within a gift. And the sooner you get them under the tree, the longer they can be a part of your holiday decor. Heck, my mom used to wrap empty boxes and put them under the tree early to add joy to the decorations.

Inspirational Ideas for "Cheap O Chic" Gift Wrap

Obviously, every dollar store anywhere carries varying merchandise. Let these five pretty packages inspire you to go on a shopping spree at the dollar stores. Then go home, heat up the glue gun, and get to creating.

1.Gold Berry Spray With White Poinsettia

Faux twigs and a spray of gold berries highlight this package wrapped in red. Attach a cluster of white faux poinsettias and real pinecones. If you can't find pinecones, try looking for them in the craft section of a department store or at a craft and hobby store like Micheal's. Then perhaps add pretty snowflake stickers.


2. Gold Berry Spray With Red Poinsettia

A spray of golden berries and one large red poinsettia makes this plain white gift bag oh so elegant. Tuck in a sheet of red tissue wrap for contrast.


3. Holly Jolly Jingle Bells

Golden jingle bells and a sprig of faux holly gives a jolly zing to a plain brown wrapping paper tied up with twine. Perhaps add an ornament like this "glass" angel.


Berry Tree With Starfish Topper

A white gift bag is a background for a red faux holly berry Christmas tree topped with a real starfish.


5.White Poinsettias With a Red Berry Wreath

Tow large white poinsettias perched on the top corner of a white package is encircled with a wreath of red berries. Add some clear glass gems for a frosty look.


More Cheap O Chic Gift Wrap Ideas


Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on December 03, 2020:

Hi, Pamela. Me too! Merry Christmas.

Rebecca Mealey (author) from Northeastern Georgia, USA on December 03, 2020:

I agree! Thanks, Peggy.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 03, 2020:

Wrapping pretty packages need not be expensive, as you have shown in this article. Dollar stores can be good places to find items with which to decorate.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 03, 2020:

The packages are beautiful, Rebecca. I love the Dollar store too as you get so many things at a good price. Good ideas!

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