Sure, if you have a small gift to give, a piece of scrap paper makes an easy gift wrap. But what about something larger? Consider wrapping it in something useful by using a double-duty gift. Take two pillow cases and double-wrap a gift; just tie a knot with the excess fabric, and voila! A beautifully wrapped gift. Tea towels and bath towels are also easy to use in lieu of paper to wrap a present; use safety pins to tuck them neatly into a wrapped gift. And you can upcycle the fabric bags that shoes or bedding sets come packaged in; they often have a zip closure that makes wrapping a breeze.
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