(Closed) Recycling–grocery bags as wrapping paper.

posted 9 years ago in Home
  • poll: Would you think grocery brown bags look weird as wrapping paper?

    Yes--seems a little overly thrifty

    Yes, but would appreciate the effort

    No--I do it too!

    No--go for it!

  • Post # 3
    2583 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Well, I suppose it depends on the person. I personally wouldn’t care at all, I’ve seen old newspapers used as wrapping paper. So if you know someone that would think it’s weird, don’t do it for them, but otherwise I think it’s a creative idea ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    647 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I was actually thinking I might wrap my Christmas presents in newspaper this year, but brown paper bags is just as thrifty and would look prettier, especially if you throw on some ribbons and whatnot!

    Post # 5
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    Ad some ribbon and maybe a stamp to the outside and it will look nice. Twine would also be a nice compliment to the outside.

    Post # 6
    1109 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We’ve always used comics for wrapping paper, there’s a lot of cute ideas on how to use recyleables to wrap gifts. Some of that hemp looking ribbon would give it a cute “parcel” look. I like the idea. Plus anyone who scrutinizes how a gift is wrapped does not deserve the gift!

    My brother and I have always tried to outdo each other on how to wrap gifts in the strangest things. We do it to be silly tho, so far he’s been reigning champ. A couple of years ago he wrapped my gift in a dirty t shirt… so no. I wouldn’t be offended by a paper bag.

    Post # 7
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Well before fancy wrapping paper we used brown paper to wrap parcels, therefore I don’t see this as any different to that (use string too!)

    I bought some brown paper rolls a few weeks ago and have used them for birthday presents. People find it different to the usual over colourful stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    To me it looks no different than wrapping with Kraft paper. As long as you dress it up some it’ll be quite festive! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I like the idea! In fact, if I received a gift with recycled paper, I would like it better because I try to be environmentally friendly. I try not to buy items with excessive packaging and I think wrapping paper is frivolous. Think of how many gifts are given at Christmas time. Multiply that by so many households. All of that wrapping goes into the landfill!

    Post # 11
    3253 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Being a ecofriendly liberal girl, I love the idea! I think PPs are right that if you add embellishments and cute little touches like those abbyful shared, people will love it more than store-bought paper!

    Post # 12
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I think it’ll look nice! I think wrapping paper is a waste lately too. Usually I try to find an appropriate bag that I already have, but since I mainly have wedding and baby bags, I’ll just use tissue paper to wrap a present with (since I also have tons of that from my showers!) and tie some twine around it. I have a feeling I won’t be buying present packaging for years!

    I have a friend who didn’t wrap my present at all at one of my showers. She just tied a bow on it and said it was green. I was fine with that, why waste the paper!

    Post # 13
    2948 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i always recycle old brown bags or the christmas bags and rewrap presents with them! why buy paper your gonna rip and throw away? lol

    save the trees!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ haha

    —as a kid my mom use to wrap our gifts with the comics sections out of the sunday paper haha!

    Post # 14
    7769 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I LOVE the look of brown paper – especially with the use of ribbon or drawings.  I wrap in comics.

    Post # 15
    7691 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I love this! I do this too. Such a cute idea and it’s true that wrapping paper is just a waste of money!

    Post # 16
    2792 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Also a super cute idea: Tie yarn around the wrapped gift ๐Ÿ™‚

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