Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Alternatives
These gift-wrapping ideas will help you plan and prepare your own environmentally-friendly alternatives for wrapping gifts. Eco-friendly gift wraps and tags contribute to the fun and celebration of Christmas and other special events without the added waste.
Gift-giving is an important part of the Christmas season and other festivities. This means lots of paper and ribbon could be used and thrown out every year. The amount of traditional gift wraps and trimmings can be reduced by reusing bows and gift bags received during a previous birthday, anniversary or graduation.
Fortunately there are alternative ways to wrap gifts with beautiful results.
Eco-friendly gift wrapping
The bloggers featured in this roundup have amazing options for wrapping gifts that reduce waste while providing unique, personal touches to gift-giving!
Browse through the creative gift tags, homemade bows, and hand-painted wrapping papers to find just the right choices for you and your family.
Homemade Christmas Gift Bags / Messy Little Monster
Cupcake Liner Ornaments Homemade Wrapping Paper / The Soccer Mom Blog
Fabric Gift Wrap (Furoshiki) / Buggy and Buddy
Snowman Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Activity / Preschool Toolkit
Upcycyled Christmas Gift Tags / Danya Banya
Handmade Gift Bows / Ever Change Productions
DIY Gift Box Ideas / Red Ted Art
More eco-friendly ways to wrap gifts
Wrap the bottom and lid of a shoe box separately.
Place a gift inside the box. Cover with the lid. Wrap ribbon around the box or simply add a bow to the top!
Tape ribbon to the top only of a small jewelry box.
Tape ribbon to the inside of the box. Add a bow or ribbon cluster to the center.
Upcycle a decorative tin cookie can or chocolate box.
Add a bow or ribbon to the top of a clean dry container.
Wrap gifts inside other fabric gifts.
Place a gift in the middle of a towel. Draw up the edges and secure with ribbon or up-cycled trim.
This easy tutorial will help you adjust a box that's too big!
More awesome eco-friendly ideas!
Gift Boxes from Shipping Boxes from Brainy Beginnings Network
Gift Wrap Be Gone from Kitchen Counter Chronicles
It's a Wrap - Or Not! from Kids Activities Blog
Homemade Christmas Wrap from Learning 4 Kids
Start a new tradition with your own creative, eco-friendly ways to wrap gifts.
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