Waste less gift wrapping ideas to reduce trash all while having fun and pretty packages.
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Waste Less Gift Wrapping Solutions
For it is in giving that we receive. – St Francis of Assisi
Who doesn’t love a pretty package?
There is a saying in the food world that we eat with our eyes. Sometimes the appearance of the dish can be just as important as the taste.
Well, that may hold true for packages.
Sure there are many ideas such as toilet paper rolls, old crinkled newspaper, and cereal boxes, but what about the lovely?
We have gathered some pretty ways to be less wasteful in our gift-giving.
More Eco-Friendly Wrapping Ideas
There are so many items you can use for wrapping presents. Often it’s just about thinking outside the gift box!
- Sheet music
- Book pages
- Oilcloth like we used for this DIY Oilcloth Reusable Lunch Bags project.
- DIY Gift Wrap From Magazines
Are just a few ideas to make your own gift wrap.
Me, I like something vintage like old boxes, picnic tins, and crates!
Selecting the carrier can be just as special as the gift itself.
Waste Less Gift Tags
Sure there are To and From stickers but what about these reusable/waste-less ideas?
- DIY Greeting Card Gift Tags
- Scraps of wrapping paper
- Paint chips
- Book pages
- Photo key chain
If you don’t have time, or desire, to DIY your own repurposed gift tags, buying them from someone who does is a better option. It’s supporting a local creator that will be making a fair wage and the item has another life. Here are more options.
Waste-Less Ribbons and Bows
Sure a lot of us have the bows we use over and over again that we use tape to stick them on to the package. Here are some more ideas:
- Bio-degradable ribbon (as shown above)
- T-shirt yarn
- Video or film tape
- Leftover ribbon
Gift Wrapping Boxes
Sure you can use that leftover Amazon box, but if you do you may want to try what we did in this project: DIY Cardboard Box Laundry Basket or you can try these:
- Wood box
- Or those decorated shirt boxes just make sure they get used again next year.
Waste-Less Tissue Paper
Okay, so you know we have a huge heart for reusing tissue paper. Make sure you fold that bad boy up and reuse it. If it gets torn we have several projects to use it up (like 100). Here are a few: Tissue Paper Flower Bouquet, 25 Reuse Tissue Paper Crafts, and DIY Tissue Paper Washi Tape.
If you want to buy some recycled tissue paper, there is this option.
And for additional packaging options did you know you can shred your colorful paper to use as stuffing?
Naughty List– Metallic mylar is not the best unless you are going to make sure it gets reused forever.
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