DIY: 6 Ways To Make Your Own Holiday Gift Wrap

With Christmas and Hanukkah right around the corner, now is the time to start wrapping those holiday gifts. One of the most wasteful parts of the holiday season is the insane amounts of wrapping, ribbons and bows that are used for one day – then tossed into the trash. Since most of these gift adornments aren’t reusable or recyclable, thinking eco-friendly is essential! Instead of hitting the big box stores for holiday wrapping, ribbon and bows – go the recycled route. There are many recycled items that you can find inside your own home to wrap gifts! These items aren’t only given a second life as beautiful wrapping for your presents, but when you are finished with them, you can reuse some of them and toss the rest into the recycling bin. I spent a few minutes scouring my recycling bin, craft closet and office desk and found more than enough items to wrap my holiday gifts this year. Jump over to Inhabitots to see six of my simple, eco-friendly DIY holiday gift wrapping ideas and start wrapping!

5 Responses to DIY: 6 Ways To Make Your Own Holiday Gift Wrap

  1. Tanya Phillips November 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    A couple of years ago I used brown paper for all my wrapping, so sweet!

  2. AngelaLilly December 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    We try to use fabric and actual gifts for wrapping…scarves or t-shirts or reusable bags…

  3. Sweet Greens December 12, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    Hi Angie,

    Those are great ideas – we use a lot of reusable bags in fabulous prints!

  4. Sweet Greens December 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Hi Tanya,

    Brown paper with a little kitchen twine is fantastic!

  5. AngelaLilly December 13, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    we normally don’t buy our bags either…we use the freebies I get thru-out the year, so that saves money too!

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