The holidays are right around the corner. Are you ready? If you’ve been planning, it’s probably about the actual gifts you’ll be creating for those special people in your life. Do you give much thought about how you will be wrapping your gifts? I give it some thought but not a lot. However, every year, after all our Christmas gifts have been opened, I am always shocked at how much gift wrap waste we have generated. Gen’s series got me to thinking about how I could be “greener” with my gift wrapping this year.
I think a beautiful bow can really make your present something special. Here are some ways to create a bow from newspapers and magazines.
Look at these package adornments. Can you tell what they are made from? Look closely. Yup, these are strips of produce mesh bags that add a splash of color to these packages.
Have you ever made your own gift bags? How about this tutorial that shows how to make bags from newspapers!
I know I have rushed out the day after Christmas to get that great deal on wrapping paper for the next year. Well, how about this great idea of decorating grocery sacks with date stamps to create your own gift wrap? I know what I will be doing with some of the grocery sacks in my closet!
Here is a fun way to use those cans that have a flip top to “wrap” gifts. What a clever idea!
For those people who sew, how about making gift totes that can be used year after year. Talk about reducing trash!
Finally, how about decorating an ice cream tub and turning it into a great gift basket?
Okay, I’m ready to reduce my holiday trash this year. How about you? How are you wrapping your packages this year?