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Recycled Gift Wrapping How-To

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Glue designs snipped from cards to store-bought or handmade gift tags and add charm to every package. Or cut the cards themselves into tags and punch a hole for ribbon (press on a sticker first to reinforce the hole).

  2. Step 2

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    Gift bags can hold all sorts of goodies. Dress up plain ones by cutting the top of a colorful paper bag with scallop-edged scissors and gluing on a card cutout. Then punch one or two holes and tie on a ribbon.

  3. Step 3

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  4. Step 4

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    Cones can be cut from plain colored paper or from greeting cards. To create, draw an arc onto a corner of the construction paper or card using a compass opened up as wide as it can go. Using a pair of pinking shears, cut inside the line. Roll the paper into a cone and staple; reinforce with tape along the inside seam. To decorate a plain paper cone, draw an oval (we used a stencil from an art-supply store) around a chosen image from a greeting card, and cut just inside the line with pinking shears. Glue the cutout to the front of the cone. Punch a hole on both sides of the cone, thread a ribbon through, and knot the ends.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December Holiday 2003

Reviews (5)

  • faith929luv 6 Sep, 2008

    I find items easier when stored. Plus, they feel more special.

  • faith929luv 6 Sep, 2008

    Also, if I personalize with names or categorize families by using one design of gift wrap

  • faith929luv 6 Sep, 2008

    to carefully unwrap so I can have to re-use next time. They usually oblige.

  • faith929luv 6 Sep, 2008

    I often ask close relatives, friends,

  • cathrynmb 31 Jul, 2008

    Great ideas! Ha, now my sisters can stop making fun of me for saving used wrapping paper...