1 December 2021

Zero Waste Christmas Wrapping!

Fast forward to noon on Christmas day and the Christmas scene is one of chaos. Screeds of torn paper lay wistfully forgotten, boxes are stuffed with scrunched paper, bows and ribbons lay limp and lost. So much waste forgotten in a second! 

What about if this Christmas your family made a change and you decided not to purchase gift wrap, ribbon and boxes? Your family could take the challenge and create beautifully wrapped gifts with a few simple and creative ideas!

How to reinvent your Christmas wrapping

1. Furoshiki

The Art of Japanese Fabric Wrapping. Use off cuts from some fabric or a funky scarf from a secondhand shop. Wrap the gift in the fabric and tie off at the top, super easy. But if you need extra help, look up Furoshiki online and you will find plenty of tutorials. 

2. Paper Shopping Bags

With the increase in paper shopping bags, why not use those to wrap a gift. For a yesteryears parcel look, use brown string around the parcel, then forage on the day for a few sprigs of lavender or rosemary (or any foliage) for added rustic charm. 

3. Potato Stamp Gift Wrapping

kids love this one! Make potato stamps to decorate your own gift wrapping.

4. Reuse gift boxes, hampers

keep a stash of gift baskets or hampers from deliveries or gifts over the year and reuse them.

5. Recycle

Of course if this is not your year to reinvent Christmas wrapping in your house, then that’s ok…BUT save this year’s Christmas wrapping and ribbons for reuse next year!

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