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Greener gift wrap for the holiday season

The holiday season is just about here, and that means it’s time to wrap presents for friends and family near and far from your Welland apartment. Go green this year with one of the Panoramic Properties’ fun eco-friendly gift wrap ideas.

Today’s news, tomorrow’s wrapping paper

It is likely you already have exactly what you need for greener gift wrap at your Welland apartment. A newspaper makes for an easy gift wrap solution. Any section of the newspaper will do, but for an extra fun touch, use an article of significance to the person receiving the gift, like a piece of the travel section or cartoons.

Upcycle household items

For smaller gifts, put your empty toilet paper rolls to use. This affordable do-it-yourself project involves folding and decorating this common, but otherwise useless household item.

Paper and yarn

Recycled paper and yarn can be put together to create adorable wrapping paper. If you do not have yarn on hand, this might be the excuse you have been looking for to explore Rose’s Fine Yarns (67 Canboro Road). Considered one of the area’s premier yarn stores, this is also an excellent boutique to find holiday gifts for your crafting friends and family members. Rose’s Fine Yarns is about a 15-minute drive from Concorde Place Apartments (155 Hagar Street).

Fabric wrapping

Did you know that fabric gift wrapping is actually considered an art in some parts of the world, such as Japan? By giving a gift that is wrapped in fabric, you are giving the recipient a wrapping solution that they can then use next year. Find a variety of colorful fabrics at The Quilting Bee (155 Highway 20 West), just over a 10-minute drive from Concorde Place Apartments.

Panoramic Properties encourages you to go green this holiday season with wrapping paper that was or can be used more than once. For more information about our Welland apartments, visit our website today.