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Thursday, May 23, 2019

At last, we have almost entered in the month of festivals and long-lengthy enjoyable holidays. But, when we talk about festive occasions in India, it comes out with a considerable cost and surprises, ladies and children are very keen in looking forward for presents, shopping, ethnics, home decor and all.

As an experienced individual, I’m aware that everyone tries to minimize their expenses as much as they can. But there are some areas where we can reduce irrelevant and useless expenses. When we talk about gift giving period, as we all know its already a mind-boggling task to select gifts for everyone, but after that effort when it comes at wrapping those stuff it becomes a headache!

So, here in hurry mostly people want to wind-up the work by spending unnecessarily on buying wrappers and papers from shops,  but here I would let you know some useful hack to reduce some burden on your pockets and also help in taking a step ahead of being eco-friendly celebrating every occasion with joy and prosperity.

Let’s begin,

1.Old-newspaper

One of the best ways to wrap your gifts and present is with some good rolls of the newspaper-isn’t it a good idea? It is one of my favorite ideas to pack up a present with bright prints and typographies as it looks classy and attractive when we wrap articles such as books or study material for students, it seems to be different and unique.

If it looks boring by words all over the cover you can just add some cute sequins, ribbons and bow on top of it.

2.Jars and Cans

Indian festivals are nothing without sweets and spicy eatables. So, when it comes on packing these things one can recycle the empty cool looking Jars and bottle as a wrapping element. It will look elegant and creative. In the end, I would like you to suggest that stay creative as much as you can, more creative you’ll be more you’ll get effective result.

jar and can
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3.Fabric

You can also use shiny and stylish prints fabric which must be lying in your home uselessly. It would look soothing and awesome when there are festivals like Diwali, Navratri and all. Wrapping paper is also beautiful, but it often ends up with the mess and also cannot be recycled once put in used.

So, here fabric wrapping is popularly known as furoshiki technique is a Japenese wrapping style which is used to cover up gifts and other goods.

Here is the link to step by step tutorials of creating one Furoshiki tutorials

4.Boxes

Make an ordinary paper box into something special by reusing beautiful drawings and paper to the outside of the box. These pretty decorated boxes will increase the beauty of your home decor and will also cost you nothing if recycled and appropriately used.

Some active and pretty practice of making and decorating boxes are always there on the internet. I would suggest this one as the best BOXES DECORATION

5.Maps and Paper bags

Vintage maps and paper bag designs and pattern seem to be classy and elegant. They look so pretty and beautiful and I’m really obsessed with these types of decor and prints.

You can often find maps in your old atlas books or antiques or recycle shops. Paper bags can be found while purchasing grocery and other related articles. One can utilize these things to a great extent.

maps and paper bags
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6.Old Calendar

You can turn your old calendar into cute and simple envelopes or gift bags. This is so delightful and creative when it is gifted to a person who loves typography and its really fun while wrapping calendars specifically.

You can try one by yourself here I’m linking step by step tutorials of the best practices of using old calendar pages as a wrapping element.

calendar papers
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7.Jute wrap

Jute wrapping is great for any occasion it appears to be robust, natural and ideal and also it carries a message of an eco-friendly environment.

At last, I would like to conclude you that spending on small things is not necessary you can just save you resources and money by utilizing unused and useless things from your home itself. It is really appreciatable to take the initiative of being eco-friendly and spreading awareness to the whole society and saving our mother earth.

 

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