Smart video: From trash to treasure

In a season full of gift bags and gift wrap and gift tags, I was excited to find a different idea on Pinterest a few weeks ago. Instead of buying a new bag for every recipient, you can use a few sheets of newspaper to create your own!

All the supplies you’ll need are likely already in your home: Newspaper, thin cardboard (a cereal box, for example), scissors, tape, glue, a ruler and string or yarn. Take a few minutes to measure, cut, fold and paste and — ta da! — you have an Earth-friendly (and wallet-friendly) alternative to a store-bought gift bag.

Check out the video and let me know how it goes if you try it out!

Sarah Chain

I'm an avid reader and book lover living and working in downtown York. Follow me on Twitter at @sarahEchain.

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  1. January 31, 2013

    [...] about making some crafts for yourself out of items in your home, such as trash-to-treasure gift bags or a jewelry [...]

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