How cute is this gift wrap?
Hooray for care packages, the likes of which I have not received since living in a dorm room. But following my recent surgery, my father and his wife wanted to brighten my days while I recovered. I was thrilled to receive these two gifts, but truthfully, I was so impressed by the wrapping that I almost didn’t care what was inside!
What an awesome use for fabric, plain old, pick your favorite pattern, and wrap it up fabric. Brilliant! Why? Because it can be re-used of course. No more one-time use wrapping that immediately heads to your recycle bin, or worse, the landfill.
Transparent tape sticks right to the fabric is easily peeled off by the recipient.
I am already one who keeps a “wrapping tub” full of gift bags and bows that I recycle over and over (I even carefully unwrap high-quality, foil wrap so I can re-fold and re-use it). But fabric? I’d never thought of it. Probably because I don’t sew and therefore don’t have scraps hanging around. But if you do, bingo! Save them for the next gift you give.
If you don’t, start gathering them from other sources – including flea markets, yard sales, and thrift stores – like I plan to do. Add a nice bow and you’ll instantly make someone smile.
They might not even care what’s inside, and the planet will thank you too.
I shared this post on Health 2day, Whole Food Wednesday, It’s a Keeper, Creative Juice, Your Green Resource, Frugal Tuesday, Catch a Glimpse, Home and Family Friday, and Frugal Days.
My entry into Strut Your Stuff sponsored by Appliances Online and the Bosch Washing Machines.