Last weekend we were invited to a Christening and a Wedding.
It was a stunning sunny day, and the beach wedding was just beautiful - under the palm trees at the water's edge..
We bought the gifts to take - a cute cuddly dragon for the baby, and some Champagne and glasses for the happy couple.
But how to wrap them?
I didn't want to buy any wrapping paper that would then be thrown away. I like to wrap gifts in a more eco-friendly way and use something that can be part of the gift itself.
So, I had a look through my fabric stash - wanting to
'Use what I've got'
For the cuddly dragon, I found a piece of cute baby fabric.
I cut a large rectangle and finished the edges off by double turning and stitching all the way around.
The fabric is cotton sheeting, and the size I cut is around cot size, so the Mum can use it as an extra sheet for the baby or just a cloth.
To wrap the dragon I just tied the 4 corners of the fabric around the dragon and added a ribbon and card.
Next was the wine and glasses - already in nice presentation boxes.
I found some perfect fabric in my stash - dark blue with glasses of bubbly printed on it in gold. And some matching shiny gold fabric too.
This time I decided to make a drawstring bag to put the gifts in.
Again I tied a card and ribbon to the bag.
Definitely a better way to wrap gifts than throw away paper!
How do you wrap your gifts?