Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Gift Wrap Idea

A pretty girl in our life recently had a birthday!  This particular wee one loves books!  I'm not a huge fan of wrapping paper.  It just seems so wasteful.  I wanted to use some kind of wrapper that could also be a gift, not just thrown away. 
 
 


My solution?  Bandanas and ribbon!  Each book was snuggled inside a bandana and simply tied with ribbon.
 
 

 
 
She can use the ribbons in her hair.  Bandanas can be accessories, too, but she likes using them for baby doll blankets.  'Little sweetheart!
 
 
 
 
Nothing gets thrown away!  If you're looking for an inexpensive, re-usable gift wrap, think about bandanas with a touch of ribbon!
 
;-)  -Marci
 
 

18 comments:

  1. What a fabulous idea! I think my nieces would love this. I wonder if my boys would as well (they could always use the hankies I suppose).

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  2. Cute! I use giftbags and recycle those i get from other stores then decorate the bag to hide the store names.

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  3. Great idea! Ill have to remember this one for the future.

    kaitlyn
    Three Sisters and us

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  4. Very clever idea, Marci!!! Stops paper waste, they look great and the wrapping becomes part of the gift. I'd love you to add this to the Gift Wrapping linky...
    http://www.threadingmyway.com/2012/07/threading-your-way-gift-wrapping-link.html

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    1. Thank you, Pam! I'll be right there! -Marci

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    2. Hi Marci, I've featured your great bandana wrapping in a roundup of creative gift wrapping ideas...
      http://www.threadingmyway.com/2016/12/19-creative-gift-wrapping-ideas.html

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  5. Such a great idea Marci .. wrapping paper is extremely wasterful .. so I typically stick to gift bags and reuse them.

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  6. What a great idea!!! I love that there is no waste and I am sure she loved the bandanas too! I am so doing this, thanks for sharing on We Made That Wednesday!

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  7. Simple Cute Idea!!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!! I am gonna pin this to our board.

    Shelly from MinettesMaze

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  8. This is such a cool idea :)
    Why did I never think of this! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. What a smart way to wrap a gift! Pinning!

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  10. I love wrapping gifts almost more than I like giving a gift, so when I see unique wrap ideas I get excited. I love the pink/black bandana combo you chose - looks fantastic! You may enjoy a post I wrote about other alternative gift wrap ideas http://www.ritewhileucan.com/and-thats-a-wrap

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  11. I made cloth gift bags several years ago that we have been trading around and re-using, but I adore the idea of the bandana, especially for a child. What kid doesn't want a bandana??

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  12. Just saw your link on Love and Laundry. I totally agree with you about wasting wrapping paper. I am always looking for cute wrapping alternatives. What a cute idea!
    www.mamagetsitdone.blogspot.com

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  13. fantastic! love love love this idea! thank you!

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  14. I love this idea! I also use fabric to wrap up packages, but it had never occurred to me to use bandanas! Fantastic! :) Lisa

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