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Inexpensive Recycled Gift Wrap for the Horse Lover In keeping with our green theme, your local newspaper has what are called “end rolls.” They're left over after the day's paper is printed. The printer will be happy to give them to you for free. This is what you can use to wrap gifts. Additionally, I keep all the cool Christmas cards I get from friends from the year before and cut off the tops of the cards. I mount this to the top of the package with double-sided tape. Add some cedar or evergreen sprigs, and possibly some pinecones, to this arrangement, and some pretty plaid ribbon, and you are done! I am blessed to live on a beautiful property in the Northwest and have the luxury of going out my door to find a plethora of greens from which to pick. For those of you who do not have that opportunity, this is a great time to stop the holiday craziness. Take a walk, see what is growing locally in your area, and take a breath of fresh air to gain perspective on the holidays. We visited Michaels craft store and found a die cut of a horse. We chose some inexpensive sheets of holiday paper for some fun additions to your packages.
12 Equestrian Winter 2016
t’s officially holiday time. Turkey and all the extras have been enjoyed, and I am sure most of you, if you are like me, are running around a little stressed. Forget making your way to your local shopping mall this holiday season for your gift wrapping; just take a second look at some of the things in your tack box and trunk! Baling twine? One spur? Old stirrup leather? Let’s not forget that large assortment of bits! Here is a helping hand with some creative ideas to inexpensively wrap your gifts. We have also included some good ways to use some of the endless tack you keep accumulating for holiday décor.