Wrapping It Up – Eco Style
It’s easy, when in a hurry, to want to grab the nearest gift bag, stuff in some tissue and the gift, and be on your way. Yours truly has been guilty of this activity, too! - And I’m not taking an oath that it won’t happen again, during the next few weeks. :) When I allow myself a little extra time; however, I actually take pleasure in adorning a box with beautiful papers, textural ribbons, and whatever little ornament or accent I might find.
Personal touches are part of the art of gift giving.
You can tell these wraps, from Fish Lips Paper Design, must have been created by someone with a background in interiors! Kimi Chronis, the company’s owner, while working as an interior designer, developed a strong interest in sustainability and became a LEED, (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Designs), accredited professional.
The retro and Mid-Century modern movement has become quite popular in the design world. When I saw this ‘Cosmic Christmas Frosted Blue’ pattern, it made me smile as I remembered Sunday evening tv and the Jetsons series (1962-1963). The design is from Nashville Wraps and is part of their Green Way® Eco-Friendly packaging group.
Topping the gift is truly the icing on the cake. Conserving on materials is a great way to “go green” with your gifting. This bow was made from the paper, itself. Click on the image, above, to learn how!
Need a little tutorial on how to tie a bow? Eddie Ross shares a great video tip:
As Eddie shared in his video, satin ribbons can easily be used again, via ironing. The gingerbread embellishments can actually be consumed. Who would ever toss those out?!
I hope today’s post has inspired you to spend a bit more thought and time on presenting a gift to your favorite someone. I’d say, “It’s a wrap!”
22 Days and Counting! ~ All my best! ~ Wanda