Attention ALL of you crafters, scrapbookers, seamstresses, teachers, scout leaders and others who gather materials for noble reasons like recycling, re-purposing and saving $$ while saving the planet. Let us know if you can contribute any of the following materials for GreenTown’s Eco Wrap-a-Rama! green gift wrapping service (wrapping with reusable, recyclable and compostable materials).
Scarves, napkins, table runners, fabric remnants, furoshiki, in holiday colors (red and green for Christmas, royal blue and white for Hannukah, plus silver/gold for trim)
Raffia, ribbons and bows (no plastic please), rick rack, lace, yarn, buttons, cording, string, twine, feathers
Cookie or other tins, metal boxes, cardboard boxes, e.g., shoeboxes or interesting sizes and shapes, ready to wrap, decorative jars, bottles
Brown kraft paper (purchase or get donated), white paper, tissue paper, newspaper (no disaster headlines, please) maps of all kinds, (some are so beautiful you can’t toss them out), shopping bags with nice handles (we can creatively cover store logos), old holiday cards (to decorate packages or be cut up for gift tags), tubes – toilet paper, paper towels & up to poster size.
Small ornaments, computer discs, corks, decorative jars, bottles, etc. for gift recipes.
Pine cones, Nandia, Holly, or Pyracantha berries, redwood or cedar boughs, herbs (rosemary, mexican sage, bouqui garni), lemons, limes, pomegranites, persimmons.
Used wrapping paper, shredded; unsalted peanuts in their shells; air-popped popcorn; pine boughs.