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.
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.
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…
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?