DIY paper pinwheels

I had some friends over for a craft night recently, where we each brought a different craft that we like to make to share with each other. We kept to a summer-theme with our craft choices, and these pinwheels would be the perfect addition to so many outdoor activities coming up. Weddings, 4th of July, summer bbqs, you name it – they’re festive enough for all of them.

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Gift wrapping ideas using recycled bags

I haven’t bought a ton of gift wrapping supplies in my day. I have a few rolls of Christmas wrapping paper I bought a few years ago, a ¬†giant roll of travel-themed wrapping paper that I bought for $5 from a going-out-of-business-sale, and I still have a stack of bags and tissue paper from our wedding 6 years ago that I reuse. I keep the tissue paper, bags, ribbon and bows people give me gifts in, and just generally try to be as resourceful and frugal as possible.

Which is why whenever I have a package to ship, I always wrap it in the blank side of a paper grocery bag. It’s sturdy, solid in color, and best of all – free. It occurred to me the other day when I had a couple of gifts to wrap that I should use the same technique to wrap the gifts in recycled paper grocery bags.

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