I have been using recycled bags for about two and a half years now. I have a pet peeve when the cashier forgets and puts whatever it is I purchase in a plastic bag. Then, I have to kindly ask them to switch bags and explain that I haven’t come home with a plastic bag in XYZ years. BUT every once in a while, I’ll get a brown paper bag. To be exact, I have taken home 3 brown paper bags since February and so, I decided to reuse them for some eco-friendly gift wrapping.
Now, I get that getting your gift in a brown paper bag can be quite boring so I decided to add a punch of fun neon colors from Astrobrights Paper. By the way, on their Facebook page right now, their tag line says, “May your days be merry and BRIGHT!” So cute! I love this paper because it comes in a variety of beautiful, bright, and happy colors in all hues.
Here are the materials I used. Of course you may have some other ideas too!
- Brown Grocery Bag
- Astrobrights Paper
- Double sided tape
- Paper Cutter
- Circle Craft Punches
I simply cut open a brown paper grocery bag. It turned out that one bag wrapped all the gifts shown. I didn’t plan that but it worked out!
With the help of my trusty and WAY over-used paper cutter, I cut out colorful strips of Astrobrights Paper in various thicknesses. I weaved a few of them together and layered some others. I also use different sized circle punches to add to the design. This paper is a fantastic substitute for expensive ribbon.
Here are some more photos and close ups.
May Your days be merry and BRIGHT!!!!