Spreading some Holiday joy and being environmentally friendly could be a challenge sometimes. If you have kids or just love presents during Christmas you are well aware of the massive amount of paper and plastics used to make those presents look extra special. Well - why not wrap them with something reused or reusable and help reduce the amount of waste we put into the landfills each year?
Each year for the holidays, I try to do something Green and help do my part in preserving our planet's resources. This year I'm re-purposing old Christmas cards and using odds and ends from my quilt scrap pile to create finishing touches on Christmas presents.
The Green Gift Tag - Re-purposed from an old Christmas card:
Cut up those old Christmas cards. They come with nice Christmas images all ready to be reused and enjoyed again. Cut it to size and string with a ribbon. Make sure the back has enough space for names.
Gift Wrap Made from Scrappy Fabrics - Completely Reusable for that special gift receiver:
Perfect solution for a small gift. Use those small pieces of fabrics lying around in your scrap box - a double present for fellow quilters and crafters - fabric to use and a present inside :).
Fabric Ribbon - Reducing the amount of 'New' material by using Fabric Scraps:
A good way to use up scraps from the fabric scrapbox. Use fabrics that have nice bold colors to add an extra pop to any present. For this ribbon I used the 12 Days of Christmas Moda Charm Pack fabrics.
You could use these separately as an added green touch to any present, or use them ALL together to amaze your family and friends on how Green Christmas giving can be :).
However you decide to celebrate the holidays this year, remember to be mindful of what you're using and where it ends up after being used.
Thanks for visiting JAQS and I will be sharing these Green Holiday Ideas at THESE great sharing parties.