REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE


i love giving gifts. i also love wrapping them. what i don’t

like, however, are those tacky gift bags from the drugstore that

are designed for either a five-year-old girl’s princess-themed

birthday party or a thirteen-year-old boy’s, sorry, man’s bar

mitzvah [i’m looking at you, duane reade in union square].

so instead of settling, i utilized my resources [aka my

collection of recycled bags, ribbons, paper, twine, etc] to find

a more aesthetically pleasing wrapping option while

simultaneously being eco-friendly!

i used an old aritzia bag [which i find to be absolutely gorgeous

on its own] and painted the top with gesso to cover up the

logo/create texture over the graphic.  for the “tissue paper”, i

fringed two long pieces of left over wrapping paper with scissors

and layered the pieces in the bag.  the gifts are wrapped using

that same paper and black twine for texture.

not to get all public service announcement-y on you all, but see

what you have in your home before rushing to buy wrapping

paper/gift bags.  you might be able to conjure something that is

way more interesting, unique, and totally thoughtful.  happy

birthday, jessica!  can’t wait for you to open this.

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