A while back the kids brought home a bunch of helium balloons from somewhere. (That seems to happen every so often when we help to clean up after events.) Pretty soon the balloons were all limp and getting old and they had all of the curling ribbon strings on them.
The curling ribbon wasn't looking the greatest but I figured it could be used for something. We cut it into pieces of similar length.
Tied them together in the middle and then used the edge of a scissors to curl up all the ends.
The result was a nice curly little "bow". Perfect for some colorful and cheerful package. And once again I was happy to use up something that would have otherwise been thrown away!
Have you done any fun "reusing" lately?
What are your favorite frugal gift wrapping methods?