Monday, December 14, 2009

Green Giftwrap

So on Saturday I hosted a Green Giftwrap class at EcoReno. The bummer was that it snowed and snowed most of Friday and Saturday, which kept some people away. But four people showed up and that seemed like a good size class for the amount of space I had. In preparation, I wrapped up some "gifts" using upcycled materials ...

(1) sewing patterns as giftwrap; (2) newspaper end roll stamped; (3) brown paper bag; (4) sheet of Sierra Nevada bottle labels found at recycling center; (5) sewing patterns as tissue paper; (6) box lid wrapped with scrapbooking paper; (7) Starbucks sleeves as gift tags; (8) map; (9) newspaper; (10) scarf.

Here's a closer look at the box wrapped with a sewing pattern ... I made the top decoration just before the class - it was a little bigger than I wanted but I thought it turned out cute. I'll be making more of those.
Gift tags made with Na's tag punch and cards we received last year for Christmas.

More gift tags from cards, these ones I just cut out.
For the class, I talked about the different materials I used for giftwrap. Then we made embellishments (which could also be used as ornaments) using chipboard from cereal boxes, glitter and glue. Finally, we made bows out of magazine pages. Na is showing off her first bow above. I think the class went well, so hopefully I can do it again next year on a weekend when the weather is a little nicer!

P.S. Someone used the same pattern from How About Orange to make the
bows from felt. Cute!


Nanette said...

I love the map as gift wrap! I think I will be using that idea.
I just love you Tammy.

Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts by LindaOma said...

Tammy, I love your ideas. The sewing pattern one is my fav. How adorable.

Marina said...

Tam, you would have been so proud of me yesterday. I had a gift for our Christmas party but no wrapping paper. I turned a white shopping back inside out and then cut out a construction paper tree and used the hole punch to make little ornaments for the tree. It turned out really cute and was a big hit.

volksbloggin said...

Thanks for the detailed diagram explaining how you made each presents wrapping. I definitely want to try to make a bow using magazines ... but we all know how I can't cut straight. I'm still using bags and paper to "wrap" presents when you aren't around, Tammy.