reusable gift wrap

I like to recycle and re-purpose whenever I can.  If it’s not useful for anything, then I toss it, but if it can be re-purposed, then I try to re-purpose it.  Last year, when I was browsing some of my favorite blogs (particularly Soule Mama), I noticed a concept I hadn’t thought much of.  Reusable gift wrap!  I thought it was genius and wanted to do it.  The only problem was time (it was already too far into the season).  It was either drive myself mad sewing, or toss the idea and enjoy the season.  I chose the latter.

gifts under the tree

However, I didn’t forget.  In fact, I tried to be strategic.  For birthdays during the year, I sewed reusable gift wrap and added touches of Christmas colors so it would work for the holidays.  It paid off.  From the little bit that I did sew last year and the wrapping that I made from birthdays, I found that there wasn’t much sewing I needed to do in order to go totally reusable.

reusable gift wrap

It makes my heart happy knowing I haven’t used money on something that will be ripped and thrown in the trash.  I haven’t had to buy supplies either.  I’ve had enough random scraps in my stash.  I love the different look of all the packaging together!

resuable gift tag1

As I started wrapping gifts this year, I realized that I always write the recipient’s name on a piece of paper.  Hmmm, that wouldn’t do, so I sewed some gift tags.  I had never sewn words and thought it would be so hard.  It wasn’t!  I added some no fray to the edges and now I have some reusable gift tags, too!  Totally love it.

reusable gift tag2

Do you use reusable gift wrap?  Have you ever thought of using it?  Tune in Monday.  I’m giving away a whole sampling of reusable gift wrap!


Linking up with Jennifer @ StudioJRU for Sneak Peek Friday!  Be sure to visit the blog tour featuring Acquired Taste and see what all the rave is about.  Also, enter to win The Pine Tree Parable, a perfect addition to your Christmas book collection.

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    May 17, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    So beautiful, what a great idea and I love those stitched tags. reusable name badges. Thanks for sharing this article.

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