Update: This post originally ran 12/18/13. Since I am still recovering from a cold (seriously?!), I thought I would share this fun gift wrapping idea as I plan to recreate it this year!
I do not like to buy gift wrap. My husband and I exchange one gift each, so it seems wasteful to buy a whole roll of wrapping paper, not to mention most wrapping paper is not recyclable. Instead, I prefer to reuse the brown paper bags you get at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods when you inevitably end up needing something and forget your reusable bags. After a friend pointed out how gorgeous the Trader Joe’s Christmas shopping bags were (I didn’t notice them before because I have gotten pretty good at bringing my own bags if I do say so myself.), I knew I had to do something with them this Christmas season, and with only a week till Christmas, it was high time I wrapped some gifts!
First, I cut up a Whole Foods bag and used the reverse, plain side, to wrap the package.