I created gift items that were personalized and green. I have used a cardboard milk carton here along with fabric from worn clothes, ribbon and jewels saved from last year's presents and Christmas tree decorations.
To personalize, use the favorite colors of your loved ones. Grow in plants your loved ones are fond of.
Here is another planter created from a milk carton and fabric, ribbons and jewels. All materials are recycled.
Bird Feeding Nest
I created a jewel for the yard out of recycled materials. You can paint birds, butterflies, flowers, or inscets on it. Or do some paper work to make it look interesting.
Try not to use sharp objects like metal foil, credit cards, and jewels or they will hurt the birds and insects that might come in to get fed.