December 24th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Got a few last-minute Christmas gifts to wrap?
Don't stress out about cute wrapping paper, matching bows, and festive tags. If you've got some chalk and a little creativity, you've got almost everything you need to create a nicely-wrapped present with chalk art embellishments
December 24th, 2012 | by Julie Finn
Store-bought wrapping paper offends me for a lot of reasons--the wasted money, the wasted resources, the energy misspent on buying ephemeral window dressing instead of focusing on family time.
And yet brown paper bags and sheets of newspaper, the go-to gift wrap for the thrifty and eco-minded, aren't so much...well...cute.
To solve the cuteness dilemma, I spent a lot of effort decorating my first several packages with various upcycled materials and stash components. And then...
...I did something different