One of the best things about paper bags is how easy they are to recycle, but you can also reuse them in your own home. With Christmas coming up, your mind is probably turning to stocking fillers, but how about the stockings themselves? While you can buy Christmas stockings of you own, it’s far more fun and interesting to make your own containers out of paper bags.
Here are just four reasons why.
- More Space
The trouble with stockings is that they don’t actually offer a whole lot of space. If you’re the sort of family that likes to put more than a few little treats inside, you’re going to swiftly find yourself running out of room. Even if you technically have enough space, the long thin shape of a stocking might not be ideal for all gifts. Paper bags are wider, more open, and offer far more space to work with.
- More Eco-Friendly
Too much of what we love about Christmas is disposable. There’s so much to throw out that it can be quite a bad time for the planet. Get around that by replacing the traditional synthetic fabric stocking with a paper bag. They are made sustainably and can be easily recycled if you ever need to get rid of them.
- Fun Crafts Activity
Stockings certainly have their own Christmassy look, but you can’t make them unique. Decorated paper bags represent a great craft activity to get your little ones full of Christmas spirit and keep them occupied once the school holidays start. You’ll also give kids the opportunity to indulge their creative side – every bag will look a little different and reflect a distinct personality.
- Fantastic Keepsake
Sure, stockings can usually be used year after year, but that’s not always a benefit. When you use decorated paper bags, you can have your kids make new ones each year. If you keep each one as a keepsake, you’ll have a lovely reminder of Christmases past.