They designed, YOU VOTE, we donate. Help us make this year's Earth Day Design Contest a swimming success by choosing your favorite patterns from the many talented artists we heard from across the globe. And what's best, it's all a benefit for the Ocean Conservancy. Read on...Read More
Drumroll, please! Announcing the winners of our 2016 Earth Day Design Contest. Last month we reached out the global design community to submit their best nature-inspired patterns. They designed, you voted, we donated. What can we say? We love this contest!Read More
We reached out to the creative community requesting their inspired interpretations of nature for our Earth Day Design Contest. The submissions are in, now let the voting begin. Which are the patterns you find so beautiful you'd want to wrap your gifts in them all year long? You, all your friends, and the public-at-large is invited to vote between April 15-29.Read More
Have A Blooming Easter
This spring, fashion a colorful basket full of plantable Easter egg-shaped seed bombs. Made of recycled paper and the seeds of your choice, they’re a perfect kid-friendly craft for Easter or Earth Day. (They also make great eco-friendly wedding or party favors.) Make and enjoy through the holiday then plant away. We love the idea that these “eggs” bloom into something wonderful—a pollinator-friendly wildflower garden. (Psst… if you’re looking for a candy-free egg hunt idea, you just hit the jackpot!) Read on for step-by-step instructions and our helpful hints.
To make the seed bombs, start with the recycled paper of your choice. They're a great way to repurpose old newspapers or even your used Wrappily wrapping paper; newsprint-based papers like this will make a natural-looking grey egg. For brown eggs, up-cycle kraft shopping bags. For colorful eggs, start with brightly hued construction paper scraps. If you aren’t making the seed bombs for Easter, it’s a fabulous way to recycle the colorful paper “grass” from the bottom of your Easter baskets, just like we did for this colorful basket right here.
Next choice is the seeds. We suggest enlisting the help of your local garden center to select a pollinator-friendly wildflower mix that is native to your area. Minimally, be sure to ask if the commercially packaged mixes they sell contain any known plants that may be invasive to your area. A good selection of blooms and colors will attract a mix of honey bees, butterflies, and birds to enjoy and observe for months to come.
What a delight!
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Eco-friendly and adorably chic, Wrappily uses neighborhood newspaper presses to print great patterns on 100% recyclable and compostable newsprint—an answer to the millions of tons of trash attributed to wrapping paper every year. This smart, new take on wrapping paper is an idea who's time has come. Our founder set out on her mission to green-up giving in 2013, a journey filled with marvelously talented people who are creating amazing patterns for our wrapping paper. After all, we believe in beautifully wrapped gifts, but not at the expense of the environment.
Get inspired to make something beautiful this Easter. A craft kids and adults will love, there's a zillion reasons to make these lovely plaster eggs: they're a great replacement for those looking to go plastic-free (and eliminating the candy-filling issue along the way); they're up-cycled and reusable; they do not attribute to food waste and are an ethical choice (vegan/ cruelty-free.) So what'll be in your Easter basket? Get started with this tutorial. Happy crafting!Read More
Grab your besties, it's Girls Night Out! At our Ladies Love Valentines Cocktail & Craft Party you'll giggle and glitter your way through a series of make and take craft stations in preparation for Valentine's Day. Space is limited, RSVP below.Read More