This Christmas my mother and I started making cloth bags instead of using disposable wrapping paper. It was really fun, and we had a great time working on them together! We used yarn to tie the bags closed, or other ways of fastening (snaps, buttons, drawstring, etc.). The bags will definitely come in handy next year, and I'm planning on making more!
I was just thinking that this would be a great way to wrap any presents. There are so many beautiful--and cheap--fabrics out there (and for those of us who love crafting/quilting/etc. we've already got so much extra fabric in our closets!) and it gives us an excuse to work on our craft!
Does anyone out there already make cloth wrapping paper? What about using other recycled materials (newspaper or magazine pages, etc.) for wrapping?