Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Let the festivities begin
We've been busy merrymaking here and are packaging up homemade gifts of all kinds. Honey from our hives, soap, herb vinegars, Worcestershire sauce and vanilla that's been aging for a few years (and tastes divine!). This sweet little snowman (with homemade hot chocolate fixings) is my daughter's creation and is a gift for her best friend. Isn't he sweet? So simple and very reusable as canning jars can be repurposed for absolutely anything. A scarf cut from wool felt would eliminate the ribbon quite nicely but I'm out (must order more!).
Reducing waste at Christmas is a huge issue in our home. We are trying to get away from excess packaging and disposable wrapping, instead focussing on materials easily recycled or repurposed. Fabric bags, cut yardage, brown paper, canning jars and wicker baskets all work well to festively wrap gifts without creating waste but I'm looking for more ideas, so please share :)