That's a Wrap!

Repurpose old papers and wrapping when gifting your favorite treats this holiday season
Staff Writer

All-Purpose Guru

Reduce the extra waste that comes along with wrapping paper, packaging and ribbon by using repurposed items such as calendar pages, brown paper bags or newspaper. There are many ways to reuse items instead of sending them straight to the landfill.

Cut out a colored section of the newspaper from the cartoons page and use the bright hues as trim against a plain brown paper backdrop. You can also use personalized cookies or candies with names on them instead of using an extra piece of paper or a sticker tag.

Look for items around your kitchen to add some spice to your green gifts such as star anise, cinnamon sticks or cloves and incorporate their shapes and colors into the package design you've created.

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