Friday, December 17, 2010

Reduce, Reuse, Wrapping Paper

No, I am not saying that one should very, Very, VERY carefully open presents and then fold and reuse the wrapping paper. What I mean is: Have you ever tried wrapping your presents in fabric? So cute, so easy, so reusable. Such a good reason to stash more Christmas fabric. :)
American Jane fabrics

There are three major ways I wrap our presents:
  1. The Tootsie Roll - featured in green. Simply roll your present up and secure each end with ribbons.
  2. The BonBon - red. Place your present in the middle of the fabric and gather all the edges up into a bunch. Secure with ribbon.
  3. The Box Poof - in yellow. Wrap the fabric around your present. Secure fabric to box with tape. Gather the two loose sides up toward the middle of the box. Do a little tucking and arranging to get a great triangular flap of fabric. Secure loose ends in the middle of the box with ribbon. Give the top a poof and you are ready to go.
I keep a bit of wrapping paper on hand for presents that aren't for our family, but all of the presents that stay "in house" get wrapped in fabric. Give it a try!


  1. Hey! This is great! I keep seeing on other blogs that people are actually sewing bags to wrap their gifts in. And I'm thinking, who has time for that right now??? This is so much better. : ) Thanks for sharing.

  2. Your gifts looks so festive. Love the fabric idea!

  3. Love the idea and the names especially! I'm so impressed ... makes me want to go buy a bunch of fabric.