'Seas of Shame'. The documentary showed in eye opening detail what our plastic waste is doing to our oceans and wildlife therein. I'm ashamed to say, until I saw this documentary, I remained disgustingly ignorant on the damage our disposable world is wreaking on the environment.
Since watching 'Seas of Shame', followed a few weeks later by 'Crunch Time' , I've made a conscious effort to reduce my household plastic waste and to consider the effect my packaged purchases have on the environment. I don't know what effect my efforts will have, but at least I will have the peace of knowledge knowing that at least I'd tried my best to make a difference. Which brings me to today's project!
With two of my children off to a birthday party today, I decided to avoid the cellophane wrap, plastic curling ribbon and other bleached and packaged birthday paraphernalia currently available to purchase. Instead, I sat down with my 8 year old daughter and together, using some brown paper, we stamped the above wrapping paper and decorated the parcel with a fabric ribbon. I've also created a cute little tag, just to co-ordinate everything together and give the wrapped gift that 'finishing touch'.
* Ahoy Matey Stamp Set.
* Chocolate Chip Ink Pad.
* Tag Punch, Crop-a-dile, Gold Cord (retired), Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon & Metallic Eyelets.