Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Series Day 20 - Inexpensive Neighbor Gift

On the 20th Day of Christmas
Santa brought to me

A great idea for an alternative to goodie plates!
So I am sharing it with all of you
Today I am personally posting :)

My gift to You is a post on
 "Inexpensive Neighbor Gift"

    If you are wanting to give a little something to a friend, family member, co-worker, neighbor this year and don't want to give sweets or break the bank. This is a great idea for you.

   What it is, is a roll of wrapping paper and tape tied together with ribbon and a poem to go with it. 
How many times have you run out of wrapping paper or tape while trying to get all those presents ready for christmas day. I know I have and the last thing I would ever want to do is run out to get more.  That's why this is the perfect gift for many, even the diabetic. 

   Even though I have seen this idea floating around the web with a poem already. I wanted to embrace this idea and make it mine. So my wonderful husband wrote a poem for me that I think is even better and I wanted to share it with all of you.

   Below you will find a copy of the poem. You just have to right click on the photo, save it to your computer and then you can print it.  If you want to type it up and use it on a different design or just want to hand write it, all I ask is that you keep the author's name tied to the poem. Thank you.

This gift cost me $1.50 each
I went to the dollar store, searched for the rolls that had the most on them and then bought a 2 pack of tape. So it would be a $1.00 for the wrapping paper and when you break the tapes into 2 gifts they are only .50 each. Then all you need is a little ribbon to tie the tape and poem onto the roll.

   To tie the tape and poem on. Run your ribbon through the hole on the tape dispenser, then tie around the wrapping paper roll, punch a hole in one of the top corners of the poem and then string the poem onto one side of the ribbon. Now make a bow.  Then place a piece of tape over the ribbon (taping it onto the roll). Now your done!!

I am so proud of my hubby and hope you all like his poem too.


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  1. This is a great idea and I like it! TFS at crafts a la mode party.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  2. This is neat. I am on a tight budget this year so I could use some of these ideas.Thanks for linking up to Party Time on Moms & Munchkins and we hope to see you next week.