November 15, 2012

Green choice in wrapping paper

Tired of buying wrapping paper? Buy some seasonal fabric and make gift bags.

I have been re-using these Christmas bags for more than 35 years. Small children—and clumsy husbands—can wrap gifts easily by tying ribbons around the bags. Large items are SO easy to "wrap" in a large bag. Think of the wrapping paper that you'll never need to buy again.

Notice the gift name tags. They are the front of old Christmas cards. They are recycled year after year too. It is nostalgic to see the ones you'll never use again because of departed family members. But I still keep the name tags.

I made some birthday theme bags too. Wine bags are easy to make as well.