As always, I try to re-use and recycle, rather than buying new. Wrapping gifts is customary, and something I enjoy doing, but at the end of the day, wrapping paper invariably ends up in the recycling, or worse, the rubbish bin. It seems very wasteful.
True, I use discarded gift wrap for other crafts, but in turn, I like to use something that would otherwise be discarded anyway by giving it a new life wrapping presents!
Here I have used some large paper bags, the kind the butcher or bakery put my food in, that I always feel can be used for something, so I keep them in a drawer! With some leftover paint in my palette, they come up trumps as gift wrap!!!
With some shiny ribbon, this birthday present is bright, pretty and uniquely wrapped!