Shredded paper lines the inside of a shoe box covered with a paper grocery bag. To dress up packages and add color, tie with vintage ribbon (or two) around the outside.
Use neatly pressed fabric remnants from sewing projects for soft or hard-to-wrap objects. Cut, fold, and punch holes into pages from old calendars or prints to make gift tags.
Wrap small boxes with magazine pages. Look for sheets with large and colorful images, graphic prints, or old-fashioned black-and-white type.
Reuse jam jars for items such as jewelry. Cover lids with fabric secured with glue.