While traipsing through The Container Store not long ago, I felt a familiar dread.
"Do I have to buy wrapping paper? Arrrghh."
In a flash decision, I voted no. I would use scarves and socks to wrap my gifts. Totally reusable, no paper waste, and kind of fetching in a cute-ugly way.
Since I was draping laundry on presents, I figured I might as well use clothespins to anchor it.
And then I got inspiration for tree decorations. Clothespins! And... um... fake laundry.
In another startling fit of recycling greenness, I grabbed an old magazine and cut little paper-doll sized garments out of the pretty colored pages. Sometimes a pattern on the page would be vivid enough to dictate the clothing. See the "puffy coat"? I can't remember for sure, but it might have been a photo of pastry.
You should see the tighty-whities. But. No.