ECO FRIENDLY GIFT WRAPPING
If you are a seller on Etsy or of any kind or maybe you are an ordinary, every day gift giver. If you are you will love all these eco friendly wrapping ideas that I am going to share with you.
Less Is More, More Is Less
You might have known someone or been someone who wrapped their presents in 15 or 20 layers of wrapping paper just to watch the persons face while they unwrapped it. I know I was and it was fun, but times have changed and simplicity and style are better than Santa Claus paper and reindeer patterns. Try simple brown paper with some ribbon or a pretty plain colour of paper.
Don't Throw It Out
Instead of throwing all of your scrap fabric out you could sew it together and make cool patchwork wrapping "paper" out of it. Or you could use your old news papers that you might other wise have thrown out or better recycled it! Think... it's like giving the gift of being kind to the earth for Christmas.
Reduce Reuse And Recycle
To reduce your supplies in wrapping you can forget about the tape and just use ribbon to hold the paper closed.To reuse you can use old fabric to wrap your gifts. I have to say this method is probably one of the most creative and elegant looking ideas. Check out this VIDEO for some how too's. And if you are reducing and reusing when wrapping your gifts this year you are recycling!
Add A Touch Of Colour
For all the brown paper and newspaper you use you can always add a touch of colour with some nice ribbon. I like to use brown jewellery boxes for my necklaces and tie some turquoise and white ribbon around with a little tag attached that says to and from. I also have a hand drawing on each tag done by my mom who is a great artist!
Please feel free to share any of your ideas as well! I would love to here them!