Wrapping a gift in a unique way is a great way to show your care. Aware that much wrapping paper is not easily recycled, we asked our friend Jemima Frankel from 64 million artists to share her tips on making unique and recyclable wrapping paper.
It’s the most wonderful time, of the year! Twinkly lights, twinkly eyes, and…108 million roles of wrapping paper in the bin (in the UK alone.) How can we keep the season wonderful, not wasteful? Let's get creative and replace the rubbish with recycling, and the expense of pounds with pennies.
Add a personal touch to your gifts and get crafty with the things around you this Christmas.
Recyclable brown paper is an excellent and cost efficient base to inspire simple yet effective decoration. You will find it in your local newsagent or art shop.
Idea #1 Prints and Drawing
Prints are a simple way to add a personal touch to your wrapping paper. To print you’ll need your brown paper surface to print on, something to make a mark (like paint or ink but it could be anything; coffee, lipstick, mustard) and an object to print with.
Idea #2 Collage
…get crafty! All you’ll need here is a selection of newspapers, magazines, old christmas cards and pens.
Idea #3 Fabric Wrap
Keeping it simple?
These are just a few ideas to get you started decorating your own wrapping paper – what would you add to the list? Wishing you happy creating, and a very Happy Christmas.
Jemima is the Community Coordinator at 64 Million Artists, a national campaign to unlock the creativity of everyone in Britain. The project promotes creative practice as being as beneficial to a person's well-being as regular exercise and healthy eating. Each day in January 64 Million Artists will send out a short creative challenge which takes 5 or 10 minutes to complete. Last year 7,500 people signed up. You can sign up here.