A friend and reader recently sent me some photos and a great story about how his brother wraps gifts for Christmas.
In honor of your blog, I thought I'd share with you something unique that David, my brother, does for Christmas gifts.
[A] few years ago he bought felt/flannel/some-sort-of-fuzzy-cloth bags at a store, for something like $2.50 a piece, and each bag is a different design. They all have a draw-string that he just cinches closed and that's that. So what he does is recycles the bags every year -- after he's "wrapped" the gifts and given 'em to us, he takes the bag back for refilling for next year.
What a convenient and festive idea! I can totally see the appeal of not having to give a second thought to Christmas gift wrapping and just pulling these out with the rest of the Christmas decorations. After reading the description of the bags I wasn't anticipating how cute they would be.
It's a pretty nifty idea since it makes wrapping a cinch (hah!...pun!) and you can play the "eco" card since there's no trash year after year.
Reusing gift wrap has a bad rap, but done this way it becomes a tradition! Are you putting any reusable gift wrap to use this year?
- Furochic Product Feature. Using cloth to wrap gifts doesn't only have to be done with bags!
- Inspired By: Church Potlucks. Also on the topic of gift wrapping with cloth, the unlikely intersection between Japanese-American church potlucks and vintage scarves from Iowa.
- paminboots Product Feature. In which I make my own reusable gift box from an oatmeal canister.