Thursday, November 17, 2011

Alternative Gift Wrapping Ideas

A while Back I wrote about how much I LOVE wrapping presents, so when one of the girls at work asked if I would like to design and present an alternative gift wrapping station for their sustainable gift giving workshop, I was beyond excited! It was so much fun to create the packaging ideas and it all resulted in such a fun evening with a ton of great information presented. I will be doing a four part blog post over on Green Calgary's blog all about the topics we discussed. The first post (my station!) - Alternative Gift Wrapping Ideas, can be viewed HERE!
Burlap with potato stamps, and craft paper with yarn and bakers twine remnants
reused maps and sheet music
gift tag ideas - monogrammed letters cut from scrap paper, burlap potato stamps and clothes pins
Alternative packing ideas- cedar boughs, air  popped popcorn and shredded newspaper
reused produce packaging- this is what my garlic and avocados came in.


  1. oh wow. I'm inspired and discouraged...

    wonder if I could pull these off looking even 1/2 as great!!!

    so awesome.

  2. jess, you are so creative! all these gifts look like they could be in magazines! awesome and inspiring! <3 kelly