Today’s green living tip: use maps for gift wrapping. It’s green, unique, and saves money to wrap gifts with maps. Old maps are abundant (and extremely inexpensive, or free) at garage and estate sales. There may even be a stash of them in your basement or storage area.
Maps can be cut and used to wrap gifts just like wrapping paper. Add a pretty ribbon and your gift will be all the rage at your next party. The presents look great and they’re different from the regular, run of the mill store bought, gift wrapping paper. (Here’s are more sustainable holiday ideas.)
Try a map for your next gift wrapping project. It will look so pretty – the recipient may not even want to open the gift! OK, they will – everyone loves to open a present – but they’ll appreciate the uniqueness of your map.
What do you like to wrap gifts in? Do you have a use for old maps?
Go Gingham Earth Month:
To celebrate April as “Earth Month,” I’m sharing a tip every day this month. Find all the tips by clicking the image below.