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PG 1 Helping Our Fellow Citizens in Puerto Rico
PG 2 An Event You Won’t Want to Miss
PG 3 Can Tall Tales Destroy Your Teeth?
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
PG 4 Stop Wasting Gift Wrap!
3 Creative Gift Wrap Alternatives
There’s something magical about seeing a stack of presents wrapped in bright, multicolored paper. However, that enchanting scene quickly evaporates a few hours later when all those wads of wrapping paper and plastic bows are chucked unceremoniously into the garbage. What if we told you there are countless ways you can still enjoywrapping and unwrapping presents, without all the waste? Here are a few creative gift wrap alternatives to consider this holiday season. Brown Paper Bags With the holiday season comes holiday shopping, and if you opt out of plastic grocery bags, you’re sure to have a surplus of brown paper bags in the pantry. Drop a present into the bag, tape it shut, and you’re
your 1999 road trip anytime soon. If you still have an old map, why not use that for wrapping? The unusual designs guarantee your gifts will be one of a kind. And don’t worry if there are notes scrawled across the
paper. Old events or directions will add some unique flair to the presents. Furoshiki
Fabric is an excellent substitute for wrapping paper. You can use a scarf to create two gifts in one or pull out scraps of fabric from old projects. The traditional Japanese practice of furoshiki is all about wrapping goods in fabric. Described as “functional fabric origami,” you’d be amazed at how a fewwell-placed folds can turn your gift into a work of art. Learn how to wrap anything, from boxes to bottles, at ceas.ku.edu/furoshiki-instructional-videos. You don’t have to follow the same gift wrap habits year after year. After the effort you put into finding just the right present, you should be able to make your gift wrap just as special. Find a method that’s uniquely you and get started!
good to go. Add some simple lace or a ribbon for an old-timey feel or get creative with stamps and hand- drawn artwork. This wrap job lets your imagination run wild. OldMaps and Calendars These days, prettymuch every phone has a built-in GPS, so you probablywon’t need the map from
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