Sunday, 13 December 2009
alternatives to wrapping paper
we are down in cornwall for the christmas holidays staying with my little sis. apparently her local council don't recycle wrapping paper as a lot of them contain plastic and not so much paper. so she has asked us to think about using alternatives. you can read more about it here. recycled paper is definitely the way to go and check that what you're wrapping with is 100% paper so it can be recycled.
these are a few different ideas on what else to use -
we have been collecting the wrapping paper sheets from the guardian newspaper over the last week (above). each sheet is designed by a celebrity and some of them are quite nice.
the exotic paper company: recycled paper infused with tree seeds.
myfuroshiki: a japanese way of wrapping gifts with cloth.
acornpies: shows how to make origami boxes, good for smaller items.
you could also use pretty magazine pages.
or newspaper, especially coloured ones like the financial times. everyone likes pink don't they!
or how about a pretty piece of material that can be used by the receiver for a craft project.
tied up with a nice ribbon, i think these ideas would look lovely and make your gifts especially unique.
what will you be wrapping your gifts with this year?