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Flower Garden Gift Bag

Give the gift of spring with this decorative gift bag. Crepe paper grass and fabric flowers transform a plain gift bag into a beautiful flowering garden. Gift bags are so easy and fun to...

Decorative Pail

Accent your home with this stylish flower pail created from repurposed and recycle items found around the house. This design has dimension and elegance that could not be achieved from using new items. This...

Snack Cup Easter Basket

Snack cups can be transformed into mini Easter baskets. These cute little containers would dress up Easter table or make great party favors. To make the handle, poke two holes in the cup and feed...

Reused Fruit Baskets

Decorated plastic fruit baskets make a great Easter gift. The clear box makes it easy to see the candy nestled inside. Use pieces of ribbon, fabric flowers and paper shred to turn something usually...

Pillow Boxes

Reused paper towel or wrapping paper tubes can be used to make pillow boxes accented with household items. Small items or candy can be placed in these adorable and easy to make treasures. I...

Reused Items Gift Wrap

This is my newest project I created for Scotch Brand for their website. A fun spring gift wrap design can be made with items found around the house. I cut the flowers from pieces of reused greeting cards — they have such beautiful...

Recycled Magazine Gift Wrap

Before you toss your magazines into the recycled bin, cut out thoughtful words to create a custom message attached to your gift wrap. Hand torn strips of paper create an artistic touch to the...

Cookie Express

One thing I love to do is give people homemade cookies. I bring them to my daughter’s school, give them to friends, make them for my pediatrician’s office, and have them to offer whenever...

Party Hat Gift Wrap

I always try and use something recycled when wrapping a gift. When a repurposed piece is added to a gift, it gives the present special character that you can’t get from using all new items. This...

Spring Flower

Here is my latest gift wrap design I created for 3M Scotch Brand.  Spring almost here and I wanted share this charming flower gift wrap that was inspired by the much anticipated season. To...