Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, which accounts 25 million tons of extra garbage. If every American family wrapped just three presents in reuseable materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields. And if every family reused just two feet of ribbon, the amount of ribbon saved could tie a bow around the entire planet.
Check out these cool ideas for wrapping gifts with materials you already have lying around the house.
Wrap a wine bottle in a dish towel
Use old maps, comics or pages from a magazine to wrap gifts
Give your gift giving some pizzazz with buttons or even paint sample cards
Use fabric from old clothes or accessories to wrap gifts