Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holidays on a Budget: Green and Frugal Wrappings

Sometimes being frugal also means being green. When wrapping gifts this year, why not consider these eco and budget friendly ideas?

  • Newspapers. The old stand by. Black and white pages are chic, and comics are cute. 
  • Maps. A great bonus if you use this colorful idea on a gift for someone you've traveled with. Those free maps at state welcome centers are great for this. 
  • Scarves. Look in thrift stores and sales racks for a wrapping that will give twice.
  • Tote bags. They're totally cute and fashionable now-a-days, and the recipient gets a double-gift.
  • Paper bags. Unfold and use as-is, or get creative. The paper is a great canvas for stamps, paints, or even ink drawings. 
  • Fabric. Same idea and wrapping style as the scarves, and thrift stores often have piles of it. What a cute way to wrap a gift for the crafter or seamstress in your life.