According to Earth 911, wrapping paper and shopping bags alone account for about 4 million tons of trash annually in the U.S. Ummmm, what does this have to do with quilting and sewing, you ask? Well, green gal, just think how you could help the earth by using fabric (new or upcycled) for some of your gift wrapping this year.
Stash-busting, unexpected and stylish even, wrapping with fabric can be easy, too. Look for tips at Sustainable Baby Steps or, if you’re up for a bit of sewing, follow this easy fabric gift bag tutorial at The Happy Housewife. Can’t quite break the gift wrap or bag habit? You can at least substitute fabric scraps for the predictable curly ribbon. Charissa at The Gifted Blog shows you how. If you need longer ribbon, Charissa suggests, just tie two pieces together. Brilliant!
So ditch the snowman paper and reach for fabric instead. Wouldn’t you be stoked if someone handed you this gift bag?