The Ultimate Recycle-Reuse Wrapping "Paper"comments (3) December 16th, 2008
Got lots of holiday-themed fabrics? Why not use some to wrap up your handcrafted treasures? Last night I was wrapping some gifts that I had finished for friends and family and I ran out of wrapping paper. I'm trying to be efficient because, in addition to making gifts, I'm packing up to move into my new house any day now (just waiting for the inspection that keeps getting held up). I didn't stockpile stuff like gift wrap (like I usually do) because I didn't want to add to the pile of stuff that I'd have to pack! Anyway, I had just one gift left to wrap when the paper ran out. As I sat on the floor, frustrated, I noticed the pile of Christmas print fabrics that was waiting to go into a box. I considered the gift I had sitting in front of me. I can't say what it is because it's for a friend who is an avid reader of all my posts, but I can say that she is a fabulous sewer. As I looked at the pile of Christmas prints, I decided that one of them would be the perfect wrapping "paper" for this gift. I can only begin to imagine what will happen to that fabric after that holidays—I know it won't end up in the town dump!
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