Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Recycled Christmas Packaging

Bows and packaging: out of common materials.
First up, over at Lisa's Blog, Condo Blues, my crafty friend, via What about Orange, shows how to make fantastic bows out of Magazines, or chip bags. I chose last years calendars-
Then we come to how I packaged the Vanilla and Vanilla Sugar I am giving as gifts this year-

I just put them in a plain brown Paper Bag, and then tie it off with a scarf bought from the Dollar store.

Finally we come to Gift Boxes- I saved the boxes from my favorite Trader Joe's Christmas Cookies, just added a little ribbon to the lid edge to hide the printing- Instant Gift Boxes that are perfect for cookies and treats to give!

I also make my own gift tags- This year I had a plethora of Christmas cards leftover with Romeo on them- Just took my 1 1/2" Paper punch cut out a picture of Romeo and his fat hairy friend punched a smaller hole, added some string.

I only party down with the best at:

Hump Day link


The Cheap Vegetable Gardener said...

Great reuse Rob. Am I the only person who can't stop from thinking about The Great El Guapo in the "Three Amigos" every time I hear the word "plethora"?

"Would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?"

Robj98168 said...

I know cheap one of my fave words

Condo Blues said...

I like your ideas. My favorite is the gift tags because Romeo is quite the handsome fellow!

Nikki said...

Very resourceful! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)