For my Mom's birthday presents I decided to try something different this year when wrapping them. Every time I wrap a present for her she asks if I want the bag it came in or the ribbon I used back so I can use it again. She knows I will reuse it and it is very nice of her, but this time I got an idea. I decided to use some ads from the recycle bin and pages from some old magazines for the wrapping paper. It made the wrapping paper a little comical with fast food ads and coupons and once they were unwrapped she could just throw the paper back in the recycling bin.
I also made a bow from a magazine page to dress up the envelope for her card. The bow was so easy to make. I found a great tutorial online and just love how it came out with the print and images from the magazine page all mixed together. You could also make one from wrapping paper, newspaper, scrapbook paper or even an old map. The possibilities are endless. Just shows what you can do with some old scraps!
What do you like to use for gift wrapping?
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