Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Lets wrap it up!!

Garlands from Heather Bailey

Fabric Pouches made from Old Saris - Kismetstyle.com

Fabric wrapping methods eco-artware.com

It is the season so I had to do my Christmas bit!!! After popping in to http://cocokelley.blogspot.com/ I decided to also look into Eco wrapping because I simply can't bare the thought of all the trash that collects once the excitement of ripping open the gift wrap subsides! So I am pleased to say that I found a surprising number of sites that offer the Eco gift alternative I especially liked http://www.eco-artware.com/ they have products and great ideas. Also liked http://luckycrow.com/ and a clever product site called http://www.reusablebags.com/
I plan to hire a local seamstress, who uses the income to support her family, to make three different sized fabric gift bags out of the scrap fabric that I have piled up at the back of my closet. The idea being that the fabric bag can then be re-used to put shoes, laundry, underwear in.
If I calculate the cost of buying the paper, tags and ribbon this is cheaper too! :)


Freshly Found said...

A lovely idea! I once gave a friend of mine a gift wrapped up in a scarf. Next year she gave my birthday present to me in the same scarf!
Looking forward to browsing these sights!

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