With our special Earth Day event approaching, I felt inspired to write a blog about my love of unique gift wrapping. For me, half the fun of giving gifts is finding creative ways to present them!

recycled wrapping

During the holidays I was so crazy for our Great Big Desk Calendar that I decided to purchase two. One calendar was used for wrapping holiday packages and the second for the intended use – a calendar! The gifts received so many ooohs and ahhhs that I purchased a few more when they went on sale. After all, the desk version provides 18 months of 24 3/4″ x 19 1/4″ Paper Bag sheets. It’s a bargain at $7.49!

recycled gift wrap

recycled wrapping paper

By pairing with ingredients left over in my stash of craft supplies, like gingham cloth tape, baker’s twine, opaque uniball pens and glassine envelopes, these calendars make creating enticing little packages fast and fun. I especially enjoy using old books and gift wrap with my envelope liner templates. It’s a great way to accent packages with something more personal and conversational, as well as a clever way to hold an enclosed message.

gift wrap ideas

With half a year ahead and plenty of occasions to celebrate, we thought this would be the perfect focus for a special Paper Source Earth Day event. Craft the night away at our ReNew, ReUse, ReCreate – Earth Day Event, happening April 21st from 7pm – 9pm (local time). Seats are limited and sell quickly, so sign up now!

Happy gift wrapping and reusing!

PS colors: paper bag & persimmon
Latest fave: Academic Great Big Calendar


2 Responses

  1. Amy Baldwin says:

    What an ultra-fabulous idea! I want to buy the calendar now, just to wrap with! I bought a big wall one from PS last year that has the templates on the back to create with…so clever! You are full of wonderful and inspiring ideas! Happy Earth Day!

  2. Christen Niccum says:

    I absolutely love this! Very very cute and still simple looking. Great idea!