Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Recycled Wrapping Paper

I made a couple promises to myself about the holidays this year. One, that I would stay OUT of the malls and do my shopping elsewhere for my own personal sanity and contentment. Two, that I would not buy a SCRAP of wrapping paper but instead use up my leftover paper from last year and/or recycle/repurpose other creative wrapping.

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I used newsprint for nearly everything this year. If anyone gets a colorful newsprint catalogue like Lush or a weekly newspaper from their university like I do, these are great alternatives to wrapping paper! I dressed them up with ribbon I had saved and one bag of shiny bows from the dollar store.

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I just love the idea of something that is normally thrown away being repurposed and made beautiful again. And I’m super excited to share these packages with my family…
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Some other ideas for wrapping: recycled brown paper grocery bags, magazines, and old calendars.

What about you? What crafty Christmas tricks are you trying out this year?

love, elizabeth

6 comments:

Nellie said...

This is an awesome idea! Saves money too, I love it.

Jacqlyn said...

Not only does recycled wrapping paper save money, but I think it adds a personal touch. I'm all for it!

Sush said...

Brown paper packages tied up with strings...these are a few of my favorite things...REALLY!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Great ideas! I'm making homebaked goodie tins for my co-workers. I'm excited to see the turn out on those! :)

Ashley @ A Recipe for Sanity said...

Looks lovely! You are so wonderfully creative, Elizabeth. :)

Rachel said...

I did this the first couple years we were married to try and save money. You've just inspired me to do it again this year. Thanks!

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