Turn yesterday's news into graphic wrapping paper. Pair it with green garden string for an eye-catching combo. I aslo use grocery paper bags and raffia for bows for a natual look, raffia can be purchased in many colors.
Make the Wrap Part of the Gift
Wrap a kitchen gift or present for the foodie on your list in a colorful dish towel.
For larger gifts, use a map of your hometown, favorite vacation destination or dream getaway — it's the perfect wrap for jet-setters or adventurers on your list.
Put small pieces of interesting paper to work. Ridged cardboard adds textural interest when paired with brown Kraft paper. Pretty gingham ribbon adds color.
Recycle a Past-Its-Prime Shirt
Cut the back off an old shirt and wrap the shirt front around the gift. Simply secure the sleeves on top with string.
Brown Paper and Woven String
Brown Kraft paper is a great anytime gift-wrap. Keep some on hand for wrapping gifts throughout the year. Give it holiday appeal with red twine or ribbon and fragrant cinnamon sticks.
Tissue Paper and Leaves
Arrange leaves between sheets of recycled tissue paper and secure the wrapping with glue and twine.