using funky materials to decorate presents or packages makes me happy. what i actually like is using things for their unintended purpose. browsing martha stewart’s whole living site, i ran across and article on “eco gift wrapping”. you’ll love their ideas. i did.
martha’s wrapping paper ideas: old newspapers. bandanas. street maps. old scraps of fabric. vintage wallpapers. old burlap bags. not-wanted t-shirts.
i use boxes that my crackers, cereals, pasta, cookies, etc to mail things in. i turn them inside out (big fan of brown paper things) and then re-tape them. all about recycling. i love dollies. old book pages are my weakness in the craft world. being crafty makes me just want to give gifts to people.
(via martha stewart, http://www.wholeliving.com/article/eco-gift-wrap?backto=true)