Sunday, December 19, 2010

Untraditional Gift Wrap

I went to the mall the other day and there were two things I noticed:
  1. There are way too many people wearing skinny jeans
  2. People are carrying around an awful lot of bags
These bags got me thinking, what if there was a better method of wrapping to help the environment than gift wrap or a plastic gift bag? 

This year, when you are wrapping your holiday gifts, consider using some of these eco-friendly options and giving them a wrap that can be used again instead of being thrown straight into the trash:
  1. Basket
  2. Decorative bucket - try the dollar spot at Target
  3. Flower pot - you can even paint it and decorate it yourself
  4. A tumbler (stuffed with candy and/or a gift card) - They even sell tumblers at the dollar store that are customizable so you can print out your favorite picture and stick it in the mug for a custom-look
  5. A lunchbox or custom lunch bag - you can get plain black or white lunch bags at Hobby Lobby and pick out your favorite patches, attach them using fabric glue, and make something like the "Cupcake Love" lunch bag I made for my teacher friend this year for Christmas:
  6. Something you painted at a pottery painting store: 
  7. Re-usable fabric/plastic tote bags - stuffed with tissue paper this bags are given a whole new life
  8. Wooden box you can decorate with paint, stickers, glitter, fabric, pictures (make a collage), rhinestones, etc.
There are plenty of ideas you can come up with to make the perfect untraditional gift wrap for the one you love.  
♥ Happy Wrapping fellow crafters.  

And as always,  I ♥ Do ♥ It ♥ Well. 
Love, Christin

1 comment:

  1. Fab Idea!
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