Creative Filler Ideas
Pine needles - Trim your Christmas tree or one for outside
Peanuts (in the shell) - They will protect your gift and the recipient can eat them.
Filling from an old pillow
Have a lot of ribbon ends that are to short for packages? With some Stitch Witchery (fabric binding tape), an iron, and your ribbon remnants you can create these fun eclectic ribbons.
Office Copy Room Recycling
Their are lots of fun things you can recycle from an office. Look for colorful photocopies, charts, graphs, calendar pages, flip charts, anything over sized or colorful would work great.
I had an old desk calendar that I did not use this year so I turned it into wrapping paper. It has been fun creating my own designs. I am going to let my husband and daughter create their own as well.
All it took was an the old desk calendar and some markers. I just ripped off a page flipped it over (it was solid white on the back) and had fun designing my own paper.
•Sonya from Kanelstrand blog wrote a guest blog post for Green Living Ideas Blog and she has lots of great ideas in her post Green Holiday Gift Wrap. Check out all her fun suggestions.
•Want some unique ideas? The book Simply Green Giving by Danny Seo has lots of suggestions.
I hope these ideas inspire you to create your own wrapping and packaging this holiday season.