FAB UP YOUR LIFE
Wrap it up right with newspaper
In our December/January 2010 issue, GL's editors spilled their favorite holiday crafts, recipes and DIY gifts.
This year, we're bringing them back, just in time for the holidays! Here's online editor Katie A.'s how-to for keeping your gift wrapping an eco-friendly affair.
A sheet of newspaper
A present that needs to be wrapped
Carefully rip colorful pages of the magazines. Cut the pages lengthwise, creating 1-inch strips. Glue some of the strips together, until you have a few yards of “ribbon.” Let it dry. Wrap the present in the newspaper, using tape to keep it in place. When the ribbons are dry, wrap it around the present. Then, loop some magazine strips to create a bow, gluing them onto the box as you go. Cover the center of the bow with a circle of cute paper or a fake flower.