Do-It-Yourself Wrapping Paper Craft

Have an eco-friendly holiday by making this do-it-yourself wrapping paper craft.


| November/December 2003



This do-it-yourself wrapping paper craft is a perfect project for the holiday season.

This do-it-yourself wrapping paper craft is a perfect project for the holiday season.


Photo By Mother Earth Living staff

Try making this green-themed do-it-yourself wrapping paper craft for the holiday season.

Do-It-Yourself Wrapping Paper Craft

Just say no to tree-hungry, chlorine-bleached, ink-saturated wrapping papers. With a few simple tricks, gift giving can be creative and fun without the waste. A spare bead, a twist of raffia, or a quick two-fingered pom-pom made from a scrap of brightly colored yarn can give lowly newsprint or an old paper bag all the holiday sparkle it needs.

Tips to Make Homemade Wrapping Paper

• Last year's wrapping paper or clippings from magazines add color to drab newspaper.

• Pom-poms are simple: Wrap yarn a few dozen times around two upheld fingers, tie in the center, and cut through the loops.

• Colored paper circles or stars cut with pinking shears work as tags or can be laced through yarn for unique ribbon.





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