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4 Inspiring Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas


| 12/13/2013 2:40:00 PM


As the holidays are quickly approaching, wrapping gifts can be a fun way to celebrate the season of giving. By sharing these eco-friendly Christmas gift wrapping ideas with your family and friends, you can inspire others. As you plan your gift giving, try out these easy alternatives to wrapping your gifts this year:

1. Brown paper bags: Brown paper from grocery bags, craft paper, and packaging insulation can be repurposed as gift wrap. After wrapping your gifts in brown paper, you can add pops of color from fabric ribbons, homemade gift tags, yard clippings for greenery, or even festive drawings can be added to make your gift one of a kind and eco-friendly.

Brown Paper Bag
Photo By Kristy Severin

2. Fabric:  From specially made fabric gift wrap like the ones from Chewing the Cud, to an old t-shirt or fabric ribbon, fabric can be used to wrap gifts by tying the fabric around your gifts. The fabric can even become part of the gift itself, such as a bandana, scarf, or tea towel.

Fabric Gift Wrap
Via Chewing the Cud



3. Reusable bags: As so many stores now sell reusable bags at the checkout line, they can be an easy, inexpensive alternative to gift wrap. By placing a few sheets of tissue paper in the top, the person receiving the gift can then reuse the bag for their own shopping needs.



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