I love the holiday season!!! Twinkling lights, festive decorations, and of course PRESENTS!!! This year I want to be a little more eco-conscious than in years past, so I’ve been searching the internet for creative ways to top my gifts and send out my holiday greetings without wasting tons of paper and going through endless bags of bows. [And don't worry ... I'll be talking about wrapping paper solutions later in the week.]
Check out this tutorial on making your own bows from magazine pages from Talk Crafty To Me [they also have tons of fun holidays crafts!]. I think they look even prettier than store bought bows and the customization possibilities are endless! I am going to be making some of my own bow creations this week and will definitely share the results with you. How about you? Will you be making your own bows? What are you using to make them and CAN I SEE THEM??
I am really digging [no pun intended] all the plantable cards and gift tags hitting the marketplace. Grace Graphics in Eastern Oklahoma turns out these plantable creations using recycled fibers and soy & vegetable based inks. She has quite a selection of Christmas and Hanukka cards available and I just love the “Seeds n’ Greetings” phrase printed on the gift tags! 1 dozen gift tags for $11.50 and cards are $3.75 each.
I came across a lovely little blog today called ormolu, belonging to Kaitlin Sheaffer who is a mom who loves paper, handmade, and interior design. She has an Etsy shop filled with all sorts of wonderful things like these A is for Angel Alphabet Gift Tags – 26 for $8.00 …. and these Love Song Paper Chains [that I completely ADORE], which would make an excellent garland [there are also some Christmas themed chains available] – approx. 1 yard for $4.50.
As I perused through the holiday cards on Etsy, I smiled and maybe even chuckled a little when I saw this letterpress print by Paper Elixer. I laaaave it! $4.00.
Be sure to check out all of the great holiday deals at Earth Lover!