One of my favorite ways to give gifts is to put them in gift bags. But what happens when there’s more bag than gift? You need a cheap and easy gift bag filler!Most people use bunched up tissue paper to fill the void in their gift bag. But tissue paper can be expensive, and it doesn’t always go well with the rest of your gift wrap. You can even buy “gift bag filler,” but it’s expensive too.
The solution? Make your own cheap and easy gift bag filler using shredded paper. Simply feed some clean paper through your paper shredder and you’ve got an inexpensive way to fill the bag without emptying your wallet. You can use plain white copy paper, or get creative and use plain colored paper. Send a variety of colored paper through at one time and you’ll have a rainbow of colors to fill your gift bag. The amount of paper you’ll need will depend on the size of your gift and gift bag.
Using your paper shredder is also a great way to create filler material for gift baskets and Easter baskets, too. When you’re all done with the paper gift bag filler, just recycle it.
One note: Using shredded paper as filler is a bit messy. That’s something to consider if you’re kind of a neat freak. (Or you’d like to bother someone who is a neat freak!)