Anybody with kids will tell you, your weekends are typically spent inside a bounce house celebrating someone's birthday. What is a crafty mom to do in order to keep her sanity? I've compensated and eased the pain by looking at gift wrapping as a new craft hobby. Sure bags are easier, but wrapped gifts are so much more fun to make and open.
I love using vintage wrapping paper. This really sets your gift apart. Sure the 5 year old recipient does not care, but it makes me happy. I typically pair vintage with new. Not only do I like the idea of two colors and patterns, but the different sizes make for a prettier gift too.