You know, I haven’t posted these pictures from my daughters’s birthday last month…but I wanted to share them, because I really hate spending a lot of money on wrapping paper..that is torn off and then, in the worst of circumstances…thrown away…not even recycled(tons of it each year in this country). So I have more and more tried to move toward reusable wrappings.
But this birthday, I was simply caught short…the day arrived, and while I had the gifts, I didn’t have any wrappings for two BIG boxes that need to be wrapped(a John Robshaw quilt she wanted for her bed that I found on Ebay)…and something called the Glo-bag…”the ultimate gym locker organizer“.
So I started rooting through my linen closets….the first thing I stumbled on …(light blub going off)…was a big burlap bag I had bought last year, as a cover for the Christmas tree stand. Never used it for that but hey….I dig burlap…and it’s big…so I slipped the box inside and tied it with orange grosgrain ribbon. ( My kids know that after they open a present from me, they have to give the ribbon back for reuse-I have a big box of little rolls of ribbon that have graced many gifts)…and real fabric ribbon lasts a long time.
One box wrapped, but what about the other? A camel colored linen sample from my brother-in-law had been sitting in the closet….hmmmm…would it be possible to use that like a paper? The tape stuck, believe it or not, and after putting on a white satin ribon….I thought it turned out pretty nicely.
Gifts wrapped, no paper or ribbon bought, and I get to reuse all of it again! If you’d like a little more information on wrapping with fabric, but without tape…check out the Japanese art of furoshiki-here. My girl loved her gifts….and she knows the score at the end of the evening…hand those ribbons over, sister.
And on a side note….yes, I did get my iPhone replaced…took it to the Apple store in Columbia, they gave me a new one(may be a reconditioned one), and said no charge….this time.