I’ve given handmade gifts to family and friends for years now, but I never before really cared all that much about how they were wrapped.
My biggest accomplishments were wrapping a box in the comics page from the newspaper (I know–how original) or in a brown paper bag turned inside out to hide the logo.
If I was feeling extra-inspired, perhaps I’d have my girls draw decorations on the brown paper bag or newspaper, but that was about it.
This year, however, I’m feeling inspired to make my gifts’ wrappings as beautiful as the gifts themselves. Perhaps it’s because my budget is tighter than ever (not only am I crafting all my gifts, but I’m crafting them solely from STASH), and so I want the outside to be extra-pretty to make up for it, or perhaps it’s just a new outlet for my crafty mindset.
Either way, you can play, too!
In the Comments section, tell us all at Crafting a Green World what cool recycled-materials gift wrapping you’re doing this year. If you have a link to a photo or to a blog post, post it!
If you need ideas, how about:
- calendar pages
- children’s artwork
- stash fabric
- Netflix tear-off flaps
I had a ball jazzing up my usual boring comic pages gift wrap with a big gift bow made from the comics, too.
Mostly, however, I want ideas from you. What have you done that’s super-cool?