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Fabric for Gift Wrapping

I started this at Christmas time to reduce garbage, expensive gift wrapping costs and environmental waste.

I bought inexpensive holiday material (after Christmas they will be cheap) and simply sew it up along the sides and hem the top and it resembles various size "Santa's Sacks", which I used to put my children's gifts in! I would tie it with a wide ribbon, tie on a tag (also all reusable). Looks like Santa brought a lot of goodies!


You may also do this for birthdays with different material! Ho-ho-ho!

By Be-Be Eyes from Sterling, PA

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December 21, 20070 found this helpful

I also wrap baby shower gifts in baby recieving blankets. I use baby diaper pins to hold fabric in place when wrapped....

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December 22, 20070 found this helpful

We have Christmas every year at my daughter's place. We use "Christmas BAGS" for the majority of our gift wrapping... You can usually buy 2 of them for a dollar at most "dollar stores"... or even cheeper at AFTER Christmas sales!... But, that's cheap, because we re-use the same bags year after year, after year. My daughter simply collects them up & folds them down to a small size & keeps them in a box for next year's gift-wrapping.


Some are ONE solid color (Like gold & silver)... We like these best because they can be used for many holidays (birthdays, weddings etc)... Some of these gift bags we've been using for 5 or 6 years... Gift Bags are not only easy to re-use, they are SOOO easy to wrap up a gift quickly, using no box, no bow & no wrapping paper... What could be better! .. Every year at Thanksgiving, we get out the Christmas bags from the "Bag Box" & divide these between whoever wants to use them... then on Christmas night, back they go into the box for next year...

---> Now THAT'S Recycling!!!

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March 26, 20080 found this helpful

Wrap things with towels. You an use Christmas or just plain bath towels. Gary Dominicus

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November 9, 20110 found this helpful

For certain gifts I have used:
Baby Shower: I wrap the gift in receiving blankets or baby towels and use Baby Diaper/Safety Pins to keep it together. Use baby washcloths and a rattle/toy for the bow.

Also for Baby Shower Gift, I have often purchased a Diaper Bag that served as a box and filled it with all sorts of baby items. Onesies, receiving blankets, wipes, bottles, rattles, etc. I also accented it with Baby's Breath.

Kitchen Item - Kitchen Towels/Cloths and a small kitchen item for the bow.

Bathroom/Bedroom - Depending on the size, I use large Bath Towels/Sheets and Washcloths or Handtowels to make the bow and/or attach a bag of potpouri.

I have purchased the large decorative boxes (design depends on the event).EXAMPLE: a large round box with the lid and and ribbon handle - like a hat box and it said "It's a Girl". Lined with receiving blankets and put all sorts of baby girl items. I recently used a Blue Tool Box for a baby boy's gift.

You can do this with all the holidays.

I have been doing this since - 1969.

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