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I am trying to come up with some plastic alternatives for these holiday items:
I have some ideas for gift wrap but could use some additional. This is what I came up with so far
cookies = use cookie tins, available at Michaels, elsewhere
bubble wrap = ? crumpled paper (would be cool to use old wrapping paper) or currogated cardboard; not as light weight would be fabric padding such as blankets, towels (make them part of the gift?)
Great ideas for wrapping! I would only add trying Furoshiki wrapping techniques, using materials you have or splurge and purchase holiday themed fabric.
plastic-free ornament ideas:
make things with glass beads and wire
paper ornaments (Norwegian woven hearts can be fun to make)
use cookie cutters to cut shapes from salt-dough (can use foil to get silver, paint or food dye for blue….)
use wool felt, or yarn to make ornaments (might be hard to get silver though)
try to buy glass or wooden ornaments at stores where they are displayed on trees separately rather than packaged up.
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