I am tired of seeing bags and bags of Christmas wrapping paper go into the trash on Christmas morning, and so I decided to begin taking action.
Presenting, recyclable and reversible gift bags!
These three presents are headed to the Missouri niece and nephews:
Close-ups of the nephew's bags:
The view inside of the bags:
And the bags in reverse: perfect for upcoming birthdays!
Close-ups of the bags in reverse:
I also experimented with reversible wrapping paper, this gift for my niece:
As Christmas drew close and time ran out, I just used the two gingerbread cloths like regular wrapping paper. I did manage a third bag.
Will these few gift bags reduce the paper at this Christmas? Not by much, but I hope that throughout the next few years we will have more recycle bags and less waste.
Now that I have pre-revealed the gift wrap, I must confess that I did not knit a single gift item for Christmas... I think that the scarves below will become late presents for some friends who still need a token of appreciation. I am hoping for a more inspired knitting year this coming 2011.
Until then, enjoy the 12 days of Christmas!