While gift wrap is a beautiful way to present a special present to someone, disposable gift wrapping is often torn up and immediately thrown in the trash. We’re here to help you reduce your waste by creating reusable gift wrap, using items around your home for wrapping, or recycling gift wrap. DIY gift wrap is also a perfect way to customize, personalize, or add some flair to each gift.
Here are 7 green gift wrapping ideas to help you wrap your presents beautifully and environmentally friendly:
- Toilet Paper Rolls
This gift wrapping DIY takes a bit of planning and saving in advance. The results are beautiful, simple and can be easily personalized with stamps or painting. You can use these for small gifts such as jewelry or even stocking stuffers! This DIY wrapping can be found on reparons noel.
- Dish Towel Gift Wrap
This dish towel gift wrap is a great gift wrap alternative for the home cook or baker in your life. The dish towel can be used to wrap baking or cooking supplies and tied up with a beautiful ribbon or string. Click here for the dish towel gift wrap tutorial.
- Paper Roses
A beautiful alternative to the classic bows on presents are these paper roses whether you use these for christmas or birthday presents. If you have books falling apart or newspaper around your home be sure to save them for this DIY. Click here and watch the video tutorial below for paper roses.
For tiny gifts or stocking stuffers, save walnut shells over the holidays and reuse them. You can decorate these however you wish and use them to wrap elegant jewelry pieces. Click here for a tutorial on Fairy Walnut Presents.
Are you planning on gifting gift cards to family or friends? Fabric envelopes are a simple and eco-friendly option. Fabric is a wonderful gift wrapping material that can be reused several times, and has a traditional christmas feel. Click here for a tutorial on making eco friendly envelopes.
- Doodle Wrapping Paper
Do you have children around the home who love to paint, draw, or doodle all day? A fun holiday family activity could be using some of their doodles for gift wrapping. Have them pick old doodles, or design new ones! Click here for some great examples.
- Potato Stamps
Another family fun holiday wrapping DIY is this potato stamping tutorial from Kidspot! Enjoy a day creating and stamping paper or fabric to create beautiful, handmade and creative gift wrapping. Click here for the tutorial!
Take a look at our Pinterest board for some more green gift wrapping alternatives!
Do you have eco-friendly gift wrapping DIY or alternatives? Share them with us in the comments below!