Create gift bags from old book pages. Stamp a bird design on an old book page which has been cut 1 to 2 inches shorter than a second page. Sew or glue edges together. Secure with a brad or decorative button and small Velcro dots.
Oatmeal boxes covered with book pages or with newspaper from the day your child was born, a special event occurred, or a historical moment. (I've always saved oatmeal boxes since I first made one into a drum to hang around my neck when I was 5 years old.