in the true spirit of contentment & thanksgiving during this holiday season, i thought i would share with you a gift wrapping idea i pulled together from things i already had on hand.
i love vintage tins. i believe they tell a story a paper bag or wrapping paper never could. when i am at the thrift shop, i always scan the gift box & tin aisle closely, searching for a tin to bring home.
thrift shop tins are always under a buck & serve so many purposes.
especially during this season of gifting, vintage tins are perfect for baked goods to neighbors & they're much more charming than the over-priced tins at the big box stores.
this past weekend i attended a baby shower for a dear friend & her little girl on the way. i shopped my thrift store a few weeks ahead of time, searching for gently-worn or new clothing to gift her.
...all for under $10!
i realize that perhaps our thrift shops have different price points, but the point remains the same: attempt to purchase secondhand this holiday season for your little's (& grown-ups!) clothing & toys. you might just be surprised at what you'll find!
... i can't wait to share what i'll be gifting from the thrift shop this holiday season!
instead of packing her clothes in a wrapped box, i folded each piece & wrapped it with pink twine. i filled up two tins with adorable clothing purchased for pennies.
i then searched my fabric stash for fun fabric to make into ribbon. during the holiday season, i love to purchase 1/2 yard of holiday fabric simply for making ribbon. it's unique & much cheaper than store-bought, pre-made ribbon!
i crafted up a fun tag with a little bird sticker from my stash. i added some crepe paper, a gold clip & gifted it to the mama-to-be!
i hope you'll search your thrift shop next time for vintage tins!
other ideas for re-usable gift wrapping options you can find at the thrift shop:
- beautiful woven baskets
- vintage lunch trays (add a fun little gift to each section of the tray!)
- vintage plates & saucers
- terra cotta pots (think outside the box! pots serve more purposes than just holding plants!)
- wooden crates & metal bins
- vintage jars in all shapes & sizes