Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bags,Bags, Bags

Bags, Bags, Bags

Yesterday I made a beaded bracelet as a gift. I wanted to put the bracelet in a special package to give it to her. Sometimes the delivery of the gift is as important as the gift itself. I had received a small white mesh bag with a white ribbon drawstring and clear beads dangling from the bottom of it at a wedding. It was a favor that had candy in it. I saved it because I knew I could use it someday and it came in handy for the bracelet I made. The point is to keep things like that, such as gift bags, boxes and wrapping paper for re-use. Purchasing the wrapping for a present gets expensive. I would rather make a card and re-use gift bags so I can put that money towards the gift. You can easily drop $10.00 on a card and wrapping. Get creative, the gift looks wonderful and you make the recipient very happy.

When I purchase jewelry making supplies like beads and findings, many times they come in nice closable bags. These bags are usually nice and thick and can be re-used many times. Doing so saves money and the planet. These bags won’t end up in the landfill.

Used sandwich bags can be used for pet treats and food scraps when you are preparing a meal. This is also a good recycling habit. These small things can save our environment as well as some money.

Here is a picture of the bracelet.

1 comment:

  1. Love the bracelet. Totally agree with the reuse and recycle as much as possible. I hate spending money on tissue and gift bags.

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