Thursday, July 29, 2010

Eco Friendly Gift wraping

What if I told you, you never again have to buy bows, wraping paper, or gift bags again? You would be kinda excited right??

Well here is your solution.

How to make a gift bag out of junk mail here
Small gift box out of a dollar bill here
Cereal box to gift box here

Also don't forget that newspaper is your best friend for wrapping packages, stuffing for shipping boxes, etc. Also think about using multiple pages of a magazine to wrap your gifts. Your gift recipient will think "wow, how creative and unique!"

Now for my favorite part....Gift bows!! These are a delight to make, and the results are amazing!

Here are a few that I made out of a bridal magazine that was destine for the recycle bin...

They turned out much better than I had planned, and with a little practice I was making bows that were nearly perfect!!

Here is a list of supplies you will need:

- paper
- stapler
- glue
- scissors
- ruler

Each bow only takes about 15 min or so to make, and once you get the hang of it you could make a dozen or so in about an hour.....Just in time to start stock piling them for Christmas gifts!!

Now head over to this tutorial by How about orange. Thank you for the awesome tutorial.

Here is my challenge for you:
Don't buy any gift wrap for a year make your gift bags, wrap, and bows out of recycled paper products from around your house, the environment will thank you!

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  1. What a great idea! And good thinking to get started on a stash for Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing such an awesome project! :)

  2. What a great idea! I found you through Fine Craft Guild's linky party. Now I can make use of all that junk mail that piles up each week!



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