I dislike seeing things thrown away without ever being ever. We have thrown away large handfuls of gift tissue that comes in those gift bags and this is such a waste. I am thinking that we could put gifts in those cloth bags and use pretty towels or hand towels in it instead of the tissue. If you do have gift tissue, this can be recycled into beautiful crafts and things like stained glass windows, collages, and flowers to put into little pots and bottles or to wear in your hair. Here's some ideas I came up with when checking about.com and brainstorming with the three Rs, which are reduce, reuse, and recycle
Blessings and have fun reusing things and recycling
By Robyn Fed from Hampton, TN
Why are you buying paper, decorative bags [defeats your purpose]?
Just wrap the gifts in a large cloth napkin, towel etc. or better yet.
use the fabrics from old sheets, napkins etc. and sew either by hand or machine a simple envelope bag to put the gift into.
Use a tag made from an old gift card front etc, and tie it to the gift, with a thin strip of the fabric.
Use another thin strip of that fabric to tie the top of the gift up after you have pulled the edges up together.
What do you do with all those faded-out art projects made from tissue paper, flowers etc. They end up causing lots of added dust allergy problems.
Send your paper bits to the local nursery schools and public schools, to reduce the money your school boards have to spend on buying all this great stuff for art classes.
Your taxes pay for it as it is!
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