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If you need something new in your life, follow along with me on this blog, Create & Change. Together for 365 days, we will take tiny steps to make something new. As you move along, report back along the way. 

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Day 336 - Recycling Your Paper Bags This Holiday Will Make You A Hero.

Day 336 - Recycling Your Paper Bags This Holiday Will Make You A Hero.

Ba humbug today. Here is a secret. Sometimes around this time of year, I turn into Scrooge. No, I am completely blissful about giving gifts, making cookies, seeing family and friends. All of these moments are beautiful and wonderful. I become a Scrooge when faced with wrapping presents. Don't get me wrong, and I love to give gifts. It is heartwarming and one of the true joys in life to see the people that mean something to me light up when they open tiny packages of love. It's the wrapping paper that makes me grumpy. Sure, it's pretty, the designs are mesmerizing, but every time I buy a roll of wrapping paper, it becomes trash. It's throwing money away! Ba humbug!

Today, I made a run to the local recycling center, and I realized we humans are killing ourselves. The amount of things we buy and then throw away is staggering. At the recycling center, there were bikes, electronics, paper, books, clothes, medication and tons of stuff. Where does it all go when it leaves our homes? Today, let's try to reuse something today. Let's create a recycled holiday, turn on our DIY and make our own wrapping paper. 

You will need:

  • a few brown paper bags 
  • scissors
  • a stamp of choice and stamp pad  (or permanent marker)

Step 1: Cut down the side of the paper bag. Cut off the bottom and top of the bag.

Step 2: Stamp a fun pattern or draw a pattern.

Step 3: Wrap the gift.

Stand back and enjoy the recycled magic.

Until tomorrow Heros of the holidays! 

 

 

Day 337 - Why Drawing On Anger Will Make You Happier.

Day 337 - Why Drawing On Anger Will Make You Happier.

Day 335 - You Will Want To Make These Simple Snowflakes.

Day 335 - You Will Want To Make These Simple Snowflakes.