February 13, 2010

Let's Wrap It Up!

Dear friends of my husband and mine are celebrating a "family" birthday. Since husband, wife and daughter all have their birthdays in the same month, they thought they would be economical and throw their birthdays all together. I love the idea, and thought I would be economical too...and ecological and wrap their presents in recyclables. Newspaper, recycled ribbon from past presents and painted cards on printer paper. It is so easy to make a gift look thoughtful, I promise. Wrap your present in leftover newspaper, tie a colorful ribbon (start saving the ones that you get on your gifts...they are great to reuse)! Drip some paint on a card or make circles with a pencil or colored pen if you don't have paint handy and throw in a flower, or leaf or branch or a shell or a lollipop, really whatever you have lying around or outside your front door...You will have a great ecological, recycled, free, beautifully wrapped present....

3 comments:

  1. Great artistic ideas to use when wrapping presents!

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  2. This girl is magical! She can even make newspaper look stylish. My mother at Christmas used to recycle all the wrapping paper for the next year's presents and I follow suit. No more! This year all I will need is a few copies of the Times! Thank you Lulu. Keep at it and male all our worlds more colorful.

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  3. SOOOO fab.
    About to reblog.
    Clever cookie.
    x

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