So I go outside with the clippers and get some greenery. Let them dry on a towel. I go into the garage and get the green and white nylon twine that's all tangled and balled up. I grab a stack of brown paper sacks, and a wrappen I a went.
Now, in the past, I have reused sacks as wrapping, but must say the creases and wrinkles always leave the results disappointing. So I take the sacks and wad them up so that the wrinkles look intentional. And NO LL. I did not get the idea from a magazine. See he doesn't know everything. No, I got the idea from a earth friendly web site:) The pink ribbon was bundling up one gift I bought, so I put the ribbon on the outside of that gift. Instead of buying one of those paper, use once wine sacks, I bought a burlap wine tote at World Market that was only $1.99 that can hold several bottles and be reused over and over. Our local grocery sacks for the holiday has a cute little gingerbread man on it. So I cut one gingerbread man and have him peeking out from the sack and looking around the branch. I decorated the gifts with twine, branches and old Christmas balls.
Besides the reusable boxes and brown sacks, I have been using fabric remnants as you would tissue inside boxes, or as the wrapping paper itself.
So, with the exception of tape and a few bows, I am succeeding with my earth friendly, green gift wrapping goal. And it feels good:)