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If you haven't caught the undercurrent of thrifyness running through The Gifted Blog, I'm about to officially out myself.
This frugal gift wrapping idea is from The Complete Tightwad Gazette III. When she heard about my extracurricular reading, my friend said, "Charissa, you are cool, but if you think something is useful you will use the most frumpy things." I can't deny it.
But doesn't this look amazing? I made it from a ramen package! Here is the reader tip.
We don't buy chips, so I used what we had on hand. G. bought a multi-pack of these noodles on his last trip to Ranch 99.
I cut the top and bottom off a package and opened it flat. Then I cut it into strips. I thought about cutting in a spiral as mentioned in the reader tip, but it seemed like the packaging seam would create irregularities in the ribbon.
Then, treating each strip like curling ribbon, I pulled it taut along the scissors blade.
When all the strips were curled, I gathered them and held them in the middle. Then I used a strip to tie them together.
And that was it! Truly, a gift wrapping idea I never would have thought of on my own. I really love how the packaging printing shows through as the ribbon spirals. The bow is full and lush, yet there's a hint that there's something quirky going on. It would be fun to see what this looks like with the printed side facing out.
What do you think? Is this creative gift wrapping at its best or a little too frugal for your tastes?