Honor your mother and Mother Earth this May by creating and wrapping your gift in an eco-friendly way! Shower your Mom with beautiful flowers and jewelry that you can make from recycled and repurposed materials. She will be delighted with your thoughtful creations!
Some gift ideas we like:
Make Gum Wrapper Chains from Wee Folk Art
Recycled T-Shirt Necklace from Whole Living
Egg Carton Flowers from Supercozy
Flowers made from VHS tapes from Craft Gossip
Rolled Paper Flowers Made from Magazine Pages from Frugal Life Project
For beautiful and environmentally friendly wrapping, check out these Eco Gift Wrap ideas from Martha Stewart.
Did you know, that as much as half of the 85 million tons of paper products Americans consume every year goes toward packaging, wrapping and decorating goods? Also, wrapping paper and shopping bags alone account for about 4 million tons of trash annually in the U.S. If every American family wrapped just three presents in reused materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields.