Eco Gift Wrap: Make Beautiful Bows from Wrappers

I've always loved packages with big fluffy bows, but I've personally had a problem buying them and attaching them to presents in the past. Knowing most of them will just end up in the trash a few moments after unwrapping a gift, they always seemed unnecessary. So if they're going to end up in the trash, why not make them from it in the first place? Guilt free and pretty—a perfect combo!

Over at Zakka Life, inspiration struck as a package of candy was emptied. The inside was so shiny and pretty that it would be a shame not to make it into something, right? The package was cut into strips and turned inside out to reveal the pretty parts.

Next the sections were placed on top of each other to create a bow, and the results speak for themselves. What better way to dress a package or gift during the holidays than to do so by giving life to an item that otherwise would be headed for the garbage can?

Check out the full details over at Zakka Life

Related Links:
How to: Make a Gift Bow from a Magazine Page
9 Ways To Green Your Gift Wrapping

(Image: Zakka Life)

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Sarah Trover has lived all across the Midwest and currently calls the hot dog-laden city of Chicago home. She rides scooters and seeks out kitchens that make the best pie.

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