D.I.Y. Foraged and Recycled Gift Wrap

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Forage: To wander in search of provisions

Recycle: To recondition and adapt to a new use or function

Every year I set out to create a theme for my holiday wrapping. Sadly, the holidays now seem surrounded by so much consumerism and waste, I decided to try and make everything as sustainable as possible this season. We save our cardboard boxes and brown paper bags, so I used those instead of buying gift boxes/bags. I found some great 100% recycled brown wrapping paper from Crate and Barrel, and at $15.95 for a generous 300 feet of paper, knew it would be more than enough for all of our family’s gifts. The rustic wood gift tags are re-purposed scraps from timber processing factories, and are so much more beautiful than those tacky santa stickers. For the moss, we took our dog for a walk in the woods and gathered different shades of green from the trees, stopping to pick up some fallen pine branches that we added to the mix.  Even a small amount of consciousness about what we buy, and try not to buy, helps this beautiful planet that we are lucky to live on.

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2 thoughts on “D.I.Y. Foraged and Recycled Gift Wrap

  1. Totes doing this! Thanks Miss Hales! Luh you.

  2. […] with the inspiring Go for the Gusto Blogger, Halley. Check out her RAD blog  I like her holiday wrapping theme […]

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