I had no idea how I was going to package and wrap all the presents though with no extra cash for such things! So with a bit of Googling I found this (see link for original source) and I got inspired! I don't have any newspaper but I have supermarket catalogues!
So this is what you can do for a nifty and thrifty cost cutting idea! Visit your local hardware store and see about getting some free cardboard boxes...I know Bunnings Hardware here has a whole wall of free boxes in all sizes for the public to take and use. Then using your catalogue or newspaper, wrap your box (with the gift inside...don't forget that part!).
Next I found some ribbon I had stashed and stuck it on the gift box.
Fold the top of one of your large loops into the centre and put a dab of glue to hold it in place. Repeat on the other side.
You have your bow! Now take a small piece of ribbon or twine and glue it around the centre to hold your bow together! Stick on your gift box and ta da!! Nifty thrifty giftwrapping that didn't cost you a cent!
And besides! Gift paper usually just gets ripped off and thrown out anyway, so why waste money on it? It's what is on the inside that counts!
Now I'm off to wrap up the rest of the gifts :o)