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Wrapping paper
November 16, 2012 at 8:30 AM

How much effort do you put into the wrapping paper you buy for xmas?

Yesterday I went to target to buy wrapping paper and it literally took me about 45 minutes to pick it out. While doing so I watched countless people come up and grab 2 rolls and walk away. The whole time I kept thinking ...why can't I just not care what colors go with each other? To make things harder Target has two aisles of paper, so I had to keep bringing paper from one aisle to the other to check if the colors coordinated.

Unfortunately I needed 4 rolls and only got two. I just couldn't find four I liked together. So now I have cut out "swatches" from the paper I bought so that I can go to other stores to find coordinating papers.

I like to have four completely different yet coordinating papers.

I may have a wrapping paper addiction....

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  • christina0607
    November 16, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Thats why I would never buy it there, it's really not cheaper. And in many cases it's more expensive.

    Quoting blondie.mom:

    I used to buy dollar tree, then I realized that I'm only getting 20-30ft for $1. I found 220ft at big lots for $6, so we are going to buy a few rolls there that will last us FOREVER :)


  • 1plustwinsmommy
    November 16, 2012 at 10:05 AM
    It takes me a while but I find some. Pretty sure you're above me in the obsession department. I want it all to coordinate and look nice, as it is part of the decor after all. But, I'm also cheap and don't want to spend a lot if money. Coordinating my cheapness takes time!
  • christina0607
    November 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM


    Quoting RLT2:


    Quoting christina0607:


    Quoting RLT2:


    Quoting christina0607:

    I buy it at Taregt, and it really doesn't cost a lot. I spent $10 yesterday and will probably spend $10 more.

    I do it for every present,  lol.

    Quoting RLT2:

    I'm the same way BUT, I buy mine from the Dollar Store or after X-mas clearance. I refuse to pay a butt load for wrapping paper. My hubs thinks I'm a nut for how much time i take to coordinate the wrap, bows, even the card & envelope! LOL I don't do that for X-mas morning presents for the kids though, that would take waaaayyyy too much time. I reserve that type of OCD behaviour for "other" people's presents! :)


    Even "under the tree" presents? Wow, I'm impressed! You're hardcore LOL. I'm telling my hubby that so he knows there's someone out there crazier than me! ;)

    Of course. I figure the people who live in my house are just as special as the ones who don't:)

    You're right! But when I wrap B-day presents etc, I put the ribbon around the present (like a "classic present") and I usually add little coordinating decorations to the bow with hot glue and make them snazzy. If i had to do that for every single x-mas morning present it would take me a year to wrap them all, plus my kids are little they'd be totally frustrated trying to unwrap all that extra stuff each time. Do you do a lot of wrapping for x-mas morning? Are your kids little or older?

    It probably takes me about a month of wrapping everyday while the kids are in school to wrap all the gifts. I'm pretty efficient. the ones that aren't for them I can wrap with them, so those get done when ever.I've already started. I try to wrap them as I get them so it's not overwhelming.

    My kids are 12,8 and 7.

  • Tesserae
    November 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    I take lots of care in my wrapping paper. All patterns must compliment eachother and match in color. Additionally, I buy new tree decorations so as not to clash with the color scheme I have selected that year. Last year, for example, was silver, bronze, & blue. This year I am doing traditional red & green.

  • christina0607
    November 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Thats really pretty. Mine look similiar, except I try to use 4 different papers. I don't dare show a picture here though, lol.

    Quoting lanceandhailey:

     I like all the gifts to look nice under the tree too :) I love going to Hobby Lobby and getting their big rolls when they are 40% off, which is almost all the time!

    Here was the very start last year after I wrapped a few, my dog was just sitting there so I took his picture lol

    Then after I got him move lol


  • RLT2
    by RLT2
    November 16, 2012 at 10:09 AM


    Quoting christina0607:


    Quoting RLT2:

     

    Quoting christina0607:


    Quoting RLT2:

     

    Quoting christina0607:

    I buy it at Taregt, and it really doesn't cost a lot. I spent $10 yesterday and will probably spend $10 more.

    I do it for every present,  lol.

    Quoting RLT2:

    I'm the same way BUT, I buy mine from the Dollar Store or after X-mas clearance. I refuse to pay a butt load for wrapping paper. My hubs thinks I'm a nut for how much time i take to coordinate the wrap, bows, even the card & envelope! LOL I don't do that for X-mas morning presents for the kids though, that would take waaaayyyy too much time. I reserve that type of OCD behaviour for "other" people's presents! :)


    Even "under the tree" presents? Wow, I'm impressed! You're hardcore LOL. I'm telling my hubby that so he knows there's someone out there crazier than me! ;)

    Of course. I figure the people who live in my house are just as special as the ones who don't:)

    You're right! But when I wrap B-day presents etc, I put the ribbon around the present (like a "classic present") and I usually add little coordinating decorations to the bow with hot glue and make them snazzy. If i had to do that for every single x-mas morning present it would take me a year to wrap them all, plus my kids are little they'd be totally frustrated trying to unwrap all that extra stuff each time. Do you do a lot of wrapping for x-mas morning? Are your kids little or older?

    It probably takes me about a month of wrapping everyday while the kids are in school to wrap all the gifts. I'm pretty efficient. the ones that aren't for them I can wrap with them, so those get done when ever.I've already started. I try to wrap them as I get them so it's not overwhelming.

    My kids are 12,8 and 7.

    Wow, I bow down to the Wrapping Master! ;)

  • hip2it
    by hip2it
    November 16, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    I do the same thing.  And I hit Hobby Lobby before Christmas when it starts going on 1/2 off and stock up.  I always have tons of wrapping paper.

    I like it to go together too, yet be different.  I just get what I like and then when Christmas rolls around I've got so much of it that I just pick from what I have.

    Quoting velvetkitty:

    I wait until after the holidays and hit up Kmart for clearance wrapping paper.  I have over 20 rolls of wrapping paper from last year alone that I spent about $5 on. 


  • darcibeisheim
    November 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM

     i hit up wallgreens thanksgiving sale, buy 1 roll for 2.99 and get 2 free..

     

  • lanceandhailey
    November 16, 2012 at 10:13 AM

     Why not? If you are talking about the number of gifts...trust me, we end up with a ton of gifts under and all around that tree, stacked on top of each other, etc. LOL They kids are rather spoiled...

    Quoting christina0607:

    Thats really pretty. Mine look similiar, except I try to use 4 different papers. I don't dare show a picture here though, lol.

    Quoting lanceandhailey:

     I like all the gifts to look nice under the tree too :) I love going to Hobby Lobby and getting their big rolls when they are 40% off, which is almost all the time!

    Here was the very start last year after I wrapped a few, my dog was just sitting there so I took his picture lol

    Then after I got him move lol


     

  • christina0607
    November 16, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Not because of you, because of the rude comments. I've done it in the past and I know exactly what it leads too. My kids aren't spoiled, but we do have some fairly grand xmas's.

    Quoting lanceandhailey:

     Why not? If you are talking about the number of gifts...trust me, we end up with a ton of gifts under and all around that tree, stacked on top of each other, etc. LOL They kids are rather spoiled...

    Quoting christina0607:

    Thats really pretty. Mine look similiar, except I try to use 4 different papers. I don't dare show a picture here though, lol.

    Quoting lanceandhailey:

     I like all the gifts to look nice under the tree too :) I love going to Hobby Lobby and getting their big rolls when they are 40% off, which is almost all the time!

    Here was the very start last year after I wrapped a few, my dog was just sitting there so I took his picture lol

    Then after I got him move lol


     


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