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How To Create Less Waste This Holiday Season

The holidays are the most wonderful time of year, unless you are the planet. To get to actual holiday joy, you’ve got to tear through several layers of waste: Disposable wrapping, frilly ribbons, packing tape, wads of plastic shopping bags, mountains of clamshell packaging, and crappy lights that didn’t even…

Wrap Gifts with Household Leftovers

Wrap Gifts with Household Leftovers

Crafty do-it-yourselfer John Boak uses anything and everything he’s got around the house to wrap holiday gifts: from those fake plastic credit cards you get in the mail (pictured), to packing foam to catalogs, newspapers and bag handles. Don’t miss the gallery of gorgeous gift-wrapped packages which will make you…

Free downloadable box templates

Free downloadable box templates

Italian website Idee Montabili has a few box templates you can download, print and cut out to make your own boxes. Some of them look suitable for displaying items in a retail setting, but a couple of them are for.gift boxes. I’d print out the template, then trace the template…