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Gift Wrap Unwrapped

CiF UNWRAPPED WRAP THE PERFECT (ECO-FRIENDLY) CHRISTMAS GIFT A BAD WRAP 2 MILLION TONS of wrapping paper are used in America each Christmas. TREES = 1 ton of wrapping paper, so that's 30 million trees worth of gift wrap! If every family reused just 2 feet of holiday ribbon, the 38,000 miles of ribbon saved could tie a bow around the entire planet. 25 Americans throw away 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year's than during any other time of the year. PERCENT, That's 25 million tons of extra waste, or about 1 million extra tons per week. FOLLOW THESE STEPS FOR A BEAUTIFUL GIFT! SUPPLIES NEEDED: RECYCLED WRAPPING PAPER Tip - Make sure any paper you choose can be recycled again! SCISSORS DOUBLE-SIDED A REUSED BOX WITH TAPE THE GIFT INSIDE STEP 1: CUT YOUR RECYCLED PAPER TO SIZE. Lay your wrapping paper face down and cut it just large enough so that it comes up a little over halfway on the sides and wraps all the way around with an inch of overlap. STEP 2: GET STICKY. Take a piece of double-sided tape and secure one edge of the paper, then take a long piece and lay it flush with the opposite edge of the paper. Fold paper inward over the box and stick it to lay flush with the edge of the box. STEP 3: FOLD THE OPEN ENDS. Push the overlapping paper down against one side of the box and hold while using your other hand to form a crease that matches the vertical edge of the box. Repeat this along the other edge. STEP 4: TAPE 3 FLAPS. Apply a piece of tape along the inside edge of the folds you just created and along the edge of the bottom flap. Fold both side flaps inwards. Once those are taped, fold the bottom flap upwards and stick it in place. Repeat steps 3-4 on the other end of the box. Infographic provided by: Student Experts Sources: StudentExperts -paper.html waste 2_1_scrap-paper-paper-and-holiday-beautiful-paper

Gift Wrap Unwrapped

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Is your gift-wrapping technique sloppy? Do you buy new paper and boxes each year, only to see them end up in the trash days later? Learn how to wrap a gift beautifully—while cutting down on cardboar...


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