21 Nov “Green” holiday wrapping
Earlier this month the Sew, Mama, Sew blog featured a great idea for the holidays – wrap your gifts in reusable, cloth grocery bags!
While I haven’t done this, or used regular cloth gift bags, I have been wrapping my presents in fabric for about ten years. I just wrap the gift as if I was wrapping it in paper – including taping the edges. The tape doesn’t stick to fabric really well so I also use curling ribbon to help keep it all together.
This method only works if you aren’t too concerned about beautifully presented gifts! My family knows they are welcome to keep the fabric if they would like to use it. However, none of them sew so they usually just give it back to me and I use it again the next year. Since I purchased most of the fabric I use in the after holiday sales for $2 per yard or less, I have saved a lot on wrapping paper over the years.
I have some elegant fabric for the adults, some more playful fabric for the children and some fabric with cookie cutters and rolling pins (top left) on that I like to use for kitchen gifts.
Does your family incorporate any “green” ideas into your holidays? I’d love to hear how!