Gift Tags from Olive Manna & Scrap Bits

My friend, Emily, asked me where she can get nice gift tags for an upcoming birthday dinner party. And, since I am coo-coo for all things paper, I had a running list ready to go! Since I use kraft paper (or shipping paper) for all my wrapping needs, I like to splurge on embellishments like…

Kimono-Style Napkin

Here's a stylish idea from Chewing the Cud. Use this napkin wrap technique for individual place settings or to organize silverware for a buffet. For an art theme gathering, this would be a unique way to present pencils and pens or store mini activity pages. Best of all, you can reuse the napkins. For a tutorial…

Fabkins

Is your child still using paper napkins at school? Think "less waste" and switch them out with an all organic cotton set from Fabkins. I include 2 in each lunchbox, one for wiping and the other is used as a placemat. Easy, reusable, and a great selection of styles to choose from. Now through October 31, you…

Jam Jars on the Go

Trying to catch one of the last warm evenings of Indian Summer, my friend Skye organized a bonfire at the beach. I find the most efficient (and green) way to pack a picnic is to use recyclable multipurpose containers, like jam jars. You can use any jam jar, but I think Bonne Maman jars are…

Reusable Trendy Totes

Bring It features special pricing on their eco-friendly totes, which are great for daily errands and holding odds & ends at home. I love the small ones (14 x 6"). At $8.00 a pair, you could stock a few for packaging sweet treats or hostess gifts. The recipient will certainly appreciate recycling in style. The collection,…