Say no, thanks to paper AND plastic, because Wrapping Scarves are the earth-friendly way to end the cycle of waste! Author Patricia Lee shows you how easy it is to replace gift wrap, shopping bags, and more with elegant, time-honored wrapping scarves. The book starts with a brief history of the use of the wrapping scarf in ancient Asia, followed by quick lessons in how to knot and twist a scarf and tie a bow. There are 12 easy, attractive gift wrapping methods, 7 ways to make or update purses and a backpack out of wrapping scarves, and 7 ways to use wrapping scarves around the house, when shopping, or when carrying food to parties or picnics. Instructions for making your own wrapping scarves are also included. How eco-smart!