Rather than tossing a tissue box into the recycle bin, cover it with reused wrapping and tissue paper to create a fun, reusable gift box. The top opening is cut larger to accommodate a gift and reused tissue inserted into the opening creates a playful display. Attach small pieces of reused ribbon and accents you have on hand add to add to the box's charm.
Pull out a plain terracotta planter from the garage and sponge paint it and decorate with natural elements such as small stones, twine or leftover glass floral beads. Add soil to the pot, plant a pretty flower and you have a perfect Mother's Day gift from the heart.
The same planter can also be used as a decorative gift container. Cut out a flower from recycled gift wrap or a magazine that has been glued to reused cardstock. Insert reused tissue and the flower inside the planter for a creative alternative to a gift bag that is sure to bring a smile.