After making homemade gifts for your loved ones, you’ll already be in a creative state of mind, so keep the momentum going. Why opt for traditional gift wrap or holiday boxes when you can repurpose old newsprint, maps, and other printed materials? Using these items is not only environmentally friendly, it’s also stylish, simple, and a whole lot of fun. And the beauty of these versatile wrappings is that everything works.
More Projects, Recipes, and Wrapping Ideas:
- Cutting Board Tablet Holder
- Custom Jewelry Box
- Gourmet Marshmallows Recipe
- Homemade Gifts for the Holidays
Reprinted with permission from Country Living Christmas Joys: Decorating, Crafts & Recipes, © 2015 by Hearst Communications, Inc., an imprint of Sterling Publishing.
News Briefs and Old Advertisements from the Capper’s Farmer November 1927 Issue
“Pages From the Past” will take you back to the November 1927 issue of Capper’s Farmer. News briefs include tidbits on a water pipe, cleaning silver, making scrapbooks, producing more eggs, and a vet’s carelessness. This department also features a variety of old advertisements.
Community Cattle Roundup
A farm kid reminisces about his town’s yearly cattle roundup, which included time spent on horseback, the chance to work with experienced cowhands, and a community meal to finish the day.
Custom Jewelry Box
Make the ladies in your life a custom jewelry box for holding rings, complete with the recipient’s name for a personalized gift sure to be treasured.