Christmas spending can be stressful.

You have enough to worry about, checking all your family and friends off your shopping list, without going broke.

Wrapping those gifts doesn’t have to be expensive. You can spend just a few dollars for a magazine-worthy rustic chic look.

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Step 1: Buy a large roll of brown craft paper.

It’s the key to the rustic look. It also gives you a sort of blank canvas to add beautiful embellishments like ribbon, greenery or ornaments and pretty gift tags.

It’s also more affordable than regular gift wrapping.

I got a 30-foot roll at Michaels for under $5. Amazon also has some good options.

Step 2: Buy a couple rolls of ribbon.

Michaels often has theirs on sale for half off. Walmart and Amazon also have affordable options.

And if you’re thinking ahead, the best time to buy Christmas ribbon is after Christmas for use the following year.

Another great option is jute string. It’s really affordable and looks classic.

I have a couple of rolls from Amazon that I use for lots of projects throughout the year.

Step 3: Download and print these beautiful gift tags for free.

Print these on heavy card stock and they’ll look like you bought them at Target.

I got a giant package of 110 lb. cardstock at Michaels for just $15. Amazon also has affordable options.

Click here to print and download all 9 gift tags for free:


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