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Wrap It Green: Alternative Gift Wrapping Ideas

Make the package part of the gift and make a party of wrapping it up.



Use your imagination to top off a package: Raid the junk drawer, the hardware aisle, the bead and button jar, and the recycling bin to find beautiful baubles.
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A flurry of activity on a December afternoon yeilds a stack of lovely and unique packages.
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Transform paper that looks unfashionably utilitarian into something that has a handmade texture resembling crushed silk. First, ball up the paper, then unroll it, then crumple it repeatedly until it crushes easily into a small ball.
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Laden with gifts, guests leave the wrapping party. All the wrapping was recycled from materials that otherwise would have been thrown away.
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Because it's made to mix-and-match, wallpaper is ideal for decorating packages.
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Many hands make light work and lots of laughter. In addition to creative ideas, each guest can take her favorite recycled materials to continue the eco-conscious wrapping at home.
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A cancelled stamp and postmark torn from the envelope of a card makes a colorful gift tag.
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Mixing and matching different patterns creates rich visual texture.
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An old Scrabble game from a flea market yielded wooden alphabet pieces to put an appealingly cryptic message on this package.
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