Christmas is just around the corner and probably many of you are about to wrap lovely presents for your dearest ones. As Alix already explained here, shiny and colourful wrapping paper is not a very sustainable solution since you will end up with piles of hard-to-recycle wrapping paper, with all their associated environmental costs. Instead, you can use these alternative wrapping solutions to show your loved ones you care without overfilling trash bins.
1. Wrap presents with cloth using Furoshiki techniques [Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese tissue used for gift wrapping, grocery shopping, clothing or storage. See more ways of wrapping here]
2. Another lovely idea is to tear down pieces of old clothes left in your wardrobe. Have you ever seen an old sweater look so cute? Follow the tutorial in Lonny
Source: Boxwood Clippings
3. You can always give new life to the maps you used in your last summer holidays and create colourful wrappings for your traveller friends:
4. Or reuse an old newspaper or magazine decorated with some berries to give an elegant touch:
Source: Reading my tea leaves
A short walk to the forest, a nearby park or even your garden yard will provide you with plenty of natural materials to use in trimming your gift packages.
5. Have a look at what you can do with kraft paper, a few little sticks and some thread:
Source: Fellow fellow
Source: Mash Makers
Add your own little decorative touches using non toxic paint markers…
…with vintage photos or recycled paper prints.
6. Or create this lovely and Christmasy mini wreath wrapping:
Source: Odessamay Society
We hope you got some inspiration for a greener and beautiful Christmas.