Gift Wrapping - The Upcycler Way!
December is here, the shopping has begun, and the wrapping can't be far behind. Today I have the perfect way to wrap gifts without buying any wrapping paper at all. But first, a little background.
Our state passed a law in 2020 banning plastic bags. It's called the Bag Waste Reduction Law. If you're really interested, you can Google it, but gist of it is there are no more plastic bags being distributed by stores. You can bring your reusable bags for shopping or get a paper bag from the store. We use reusable bags for groceries, but most other stores provide you with paper if you don't have a reusable one. I've acquired a few and decided they were going to be upcycled into Christmas gift wrap!
Even bags with writing on them can be used. Just cut out the bottom, open it up, and place the writing facing up.
This bag happened to be perfect for this box, so I wrapped it in the same manner as regular wrapping paper.
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Time to make it pretty with some grosgrain ribbon.
I strategically located the ribbon to hide the seam!
Next, I made a tag out of cardstock and another piece of paper bag and added a little poinsettia for a pop of color.
I cut a few snowflakes out of vinyl on my Maker and stuck them on the package. If you don't own a Maker or another die cutting machine, you can use punches or cut them with scissors. The other option is stickers!
Now before you start yelling that vinyl is expensive.....keep in mind, I'm
cheap, I mean, frugal and check out this vinyl I bought at the dollar store:
I used this design to decorate a plain bag:
Let's face it, at this price, the possibilities are endless.
Now, I went with a neutral palette but use some colored ribbon, tissue, vinyl, even some floral picks, and you have some gift wrap that is pretty amazing.
Also, there are 2 very important pluses:
1. You didn't spend a small fortune on wrapping paper.
2. You used those paper bags that have been sitting in the closet collecting dust.
So tell me, how are you wrapping presents this year?
This will be my last project post for the month of December. This gal needs a little break, but I'll be back in January! Party In Your PJ's will be here on 12/07 & 14.
Wishing all of you a wonderful Holiday Season and I'll see you in 2022!