The Gifted Blog

November 26, 2012

4 Gift Wrapping Ideas for a Greener Christmas

There are many beautiful things about Christmas, but the waste created by gift wrap is not one of them! Here are 4 ways to make this year's Christmas gift wrapping a little greener. Thanks to Homespun Alley for sponsoring today's post.

1) Tea towel and spoon gift wrapping
Use a large tea towel to wrap cookbooks so the wrapping is as useful as the present inside! Abby at Things for Boys suggests a whisk or cookie cutters as alternate gift toppers.

2) Fresh greenery gift topper
Sprigs of cedar enliven the top of this gift wrapped by Corinna vanGerwen. Can you imagine how much waste we could keep from landfills if we topped all our Christmas gifts this way?

3) Grocery bag gift wrapping
The designer behind Misha Lulu uses a doodle and textured bow to turn a grocery bag into whimsical Christmas gift wrap.

4) Recycled gift wrap
A big ol' roll of recycled paper in a solid color can serve you well at Christmastime as well as the rest of the year. Geninne personalizes hers with celery stamps and a small clay charm.

What ways do you try to reduce waste during the holidays?

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12 comments:

  1. great ideas Charissa, thanks for putting these together!

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    1. My pleasure. I loved seeing all the ideas these talented ladies came up with!

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  2. Thanks for including me in the roundup, Charissa!

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    1. Of course! I hadn't realized at first that you used a wooden box for that gift wrap...a very nice touch.

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  3. Great ideas! I'm blogging about eco-happy wrapping today and included your ideas. Thanks! www.fabricsalad.com.

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    1. Thank you, Janice. Love the topic of your blog - after working at a sewing studio I know how the scraps of fabric can pile up. : )

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  4. Oh, that last one is SPECTACULAR. I love the idea of stamping bias tape for packages. Thank you!

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    1. Isn't Geninne amazing? I was taken by the celery stamps and clay tag...but you're right, the stamped fabric tape is beautiful, too!

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  5. I also love the bias tape that is stamped. My kind of thing since I use muslin strips and stamp them. You can do so much with them. Thanks for the mention as sponsor for this post!

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    1. Thank you so much for being a sponsor! It makes me happy to be able to spotlight small businesses like yours.

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