Wrapping gifts in paper has been around since the ancient Chinese Han Dynasty. When I have the time, I try to create unique and homemade gift wrapping that is as special as the gift inside.
Paper grocery bags
thread (in a bold color)
I cut the paper grocery bags to create a flat surface. On one grocery bag, I wrote a letter ( to Santa) with a silver paint pen. On the other grocery bag, I painted designs with gold craft paint. Then I let the paper dry.
I threaded my sewing machine with red thread and sewed a pocket out of the paper for each gift. Once three sides of the pocket were attached, I inserted the gift into the pocket and sewed the remaining side.
The gift is wrapped, and quite lovely. This will also eliminate peeking prior to opening.