It’s holiday time and I was asked to do a new challenge of creating Eco friendly gift wrapping ideas. I was so excited to have this green challenge, and my mind started spinning with all kinds of possibilities!
Towel Gift Wrap –
For this gift I have a hot pad filled with rubber scrapers, and some dish and hand towels.
I opened up the hand towel and I placed my hot pad with the rubber scrapers facing down and on the back side of where the print is on the towel. I folded the dish towels to go behind the hot pad.
I folded the towel over the hot pad and towels and tucked it underneath.
I then folded in both sides of the hand towel.
I placed a white ribbon (than can also be reused again) on the towel and the present is ready.
Sock Gift Wrap –
I placed a packet of hot chocolate, a candy cane, and one of the new socks inside a mug. I took the other sock and pulled it around the mug so the mug would be inside.
I tied a ribbon around the sock with a little snowflake doily, and I folded the top part of the sock down.
Tinfoil Gift Wrap –
I wrapped a DVD in tinfoil, wrapped it in ribbon, and added some pine cone ornaments.
Recycled Jar –
I filled a recycled jar with nail polish, cotton balls, nail file, cutters, etc. On the outside of the jar I hot glued on some burlap ribbon. I glued an ornament onto the ribbon, and a mini pine cone ornament on the top of the jar.
Blanket Gift Wrap –
I placed a stuffed snowman in a recycled box, I then folded a baby blanket over the box and wrapped it with a ribbon. I added a bell ornament to the top.
Growing up a lot of us used to use news paper and comics to wrap presents. I always loved that. This is a sport DVD wrapped with the sports section of the news paper. To keep it simple I wrapped it with some twine.
Calendar Wrapping Paper –
This is one of the pages from my old calendar. I wrapped a box with it and added some ribbon.
Recycled Clothing for Wrapping –
My daughter’s leggings had a hole in them. I cut off the leg, turned it inside out and hot glued the bottom together. I flipped the legging right side out and slid in a wine bottle.
I tied some ribbon around the top and folded the legging down. I also added a necklace to it to dress it up a bit.
I used a lone mitten to hold a gift card.
I hang on to boxes like this one so I can use them again. I had a charm bracelet and I simply put it in this box instead of leaving it in it’s plastic sleeve.
These 2 bags are recycled as they originally had an electric blanket and sheets in them. I kept the bags and placed a new blanket in one, and a travel mug with hot chocolate in the other.
I slid them both in a reusable bag. No need for tissue paper, and the reusable bag can be used for groceries and other things later.
This is a tin that I was given last year. I saved it and inside I used a scarf to wrap up some coasters.
So many possibilities and my mind is still coming up with more!
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