Friday, October 24, 2008

Recycled Gift Wrapping

One of my favorite thrifting finds are large grab bags of cheap costume jewelry. Often times many of the pieces are broken or an earrings is missing its mate. But these bits and bobs make great ornamentation for gift wrapping! If you've ever purchased anything from my Etsy shop, you know how I utilize these cast off items to dress up my packaging. At times I just attached a clip on earring to the top of the package as is. Other times I deconstruct the jewelry to get at the 'good stuff'.

After I wrapped up these packages for my Pay It Forward gifts, I knew I had to take a photo of them. I reused wrapping paper from my birthday present, tied them with twine found at the thrift store, and used parts of broken jewelry and old buttons to dress 'em up. So simple, so cost effective, and (I think) so beautiful.


  1. What a great idea!!!

    Thanks for stopping by the blog.


  2. I love this idea! I can see adding these to little handmade bags too!

  3. Oh yes, I love the way you wrap your items!! They always look so pretty, and as a bonus I can use them too!

  4. VERY cool. I'm thinking I can use odd beads this way, too. Thanks for the great idea!

  5. I speak from do a wonderful job wrapping packages.


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