Pink and green dots are pretty holly jolly, don’t you think? I picked up this festive fabric at Jo-Ann’s a while back and thought it might make the perfect wrapping for some of our more girlie gifts this year. It was on super duper sale (yahoo!), so for less than a roll of paper, I took home enough fabric to wrap a half dozen small packages.
According to the Clean Air Council, every year wrapping paper, gift bags and shopping bags account for an additional 4 million tons of waste entering U.S. landfills. Eep! As a present to the planet, why not try going the eco-friendly, reusable route for some of your gifts? I used scrap fabric for ours, but a cloth napkin, scarf or even an old T-shirt would do the trick, too. Just don’t forget to finish it off with a big sparkly ribbon for that added Christmas panache. I’m always a sucker for a big pink bow.
What you’ll need:
• piece of fabric, large enough to cover gift
• safety pins
• matching ribbon
How to do it:
Wrap gift as you would with standard wrapping paper, and secure in place with safety pins. For added flair, tie an oversized bow in matching ribbon on top of the finished package.
Woo hoo for earth-friendly packages! Happy wrapping!