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Holiday ideas: Gift wrapping on a budget, crafts for kids

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The holidays can be a perfect time to work on a craft with your kids. Sandy Sandler, founder of the nonprofit Crafters 4 Kids, brought us ideas for kid-friendly holiday gift projects.


Foam coasters
Foam coasters

For directions, click here. Low-cost wrapping

When you set a holiday gift budget, you almost have to add the price of wrapping paper, bows, bags and tissue paper into your cost. All the gift wrapping can add up, but Sandy shared some frugal ways to wrap your holiday gifts this year.

Holiday ideas: Gift wrapping on a budget, crafts for kids

  • Ice cream carton wrapped in garland
  • Out of season gift wrap reversed and decorated with holiday stickers
  • Canvas bag with two picture holders attached
  • Candy gift wrap
  • Brown paper wrap decorated with coffee filters and greenery

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