(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 # 18
    5117 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @MrsLongcoatPeacoat: I think it’s cute and practical. And there are a lot of adorable ideas that other PPs have mentioned! Can’t wait to see your photo posts.

    It’s a fun tradition to start now (you can express your inner Martha) and then if you eventually have kiddos, they can decorate their own wrapping paper before wrapping gifts for friends and family (Grandmas love that!). Super cute!

    Post # 19
    1440 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    In the last couple of  years I have started wrapping my holiday gifts in recycled flyers. You’d be surprised that most of the Christmas wrapping paper is not recyclable (at least not in Toronto), if it has any shimmer or shine to it, or if it is coated, you can’t recycle it. It just goes to the garbage 🙁 People have commented negatively about it, but I’m not doing it because I’m too ‘cheap’ to buy wrapping paper, but because it’s going to fill land fills.

    Post # 20
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I adore brown paper packages tied up with string! 

    you know what else looks cool? magazine pages. 

    Post # 21
    266 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    i used to do this all of the time. if the person getting the gift can’t look past the paper, you should probably get your gift back and take yourself for a treat instead

    Post # 22
    4753 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I make my own. I’ll wrap it in brown paper, and then draw on it.

    It’s personal.

    Post # 24
    4753 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @MrsLongcoatPeacoat: yeah usually I “draw” to and from in cute bubbly letters… I don’t have much more than that 😛

    Post # 25
    3798 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

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    @abbyful: omg! SO CUTE.

    I used some brown paper bag-ish paper last year. I stamped the paper, used twine, all sorts of fun stuff. It was basically an empty slate for me to jazz up. Noone said they liked it or didnt like it, so whatever. I’m doing it again this year!

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